Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) Stock Price

News coverage about Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Boston Private Financial Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.1590576107441 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on BPFH shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 1st. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a research report on Friday, April 28th. ValuEngine raised shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.60.

Shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ BPFH) opened at 14.40 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.21 billion, a PE ratio of 16.96 and a beta of 1.06. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $15.18 and its 200-day moving average is $15.79. Boston Private Financial Holdings has a 52 week low of $12.30 and a 52 week high of $17.88.

Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.05. Boston Private Financial Holdings had a return on equity of 10.16% and a net margin of 18.86%. The business had revenue of $94.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $95.70 million. On average, equities analysts predict that Boston Private Financial Holdings will post $0.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th were paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 7th. Boston Private Financial Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 51.16%.

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About Boston Private Financial Holdings

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is the bank holding company of Boston Private Bank & Trust Company. The Company offers private banking and wealth management services to high net worth individuals, families, businesses and select institutions. Its segments include Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management and Wealth Advisory.

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