Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) Stock Price

News headlines about Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Hawaii Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.2818968212535 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE BOH) opened at 79.79 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $82.66 and its 200-day moving average is $82.29. The firm has a market cap of $3.40 billion, a PE ratio of 18.65 and a beta of 0.95. Bank of Hawaii Corporation has a 12 month low of $68.88 and a 12 month high of $90.80.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The bank reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $157.52 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.76 million. Bank of Hawaii Corporation had a return on equity of 15.45% and a net margin of 27.28%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.03 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Bank of Hawaii Corporation will post $4.43 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.52 per share. This is an increase from Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.61%. Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 46.62%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation from $74.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $83.00 target price (up previously from $81.00) on shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $86.40.

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Bank of Hawaii Corporation Company Profile

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services, and Treasury and Other.

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