Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (EFSC) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.16

Headlines about Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.7770509361827 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ EFSC) traded down 0.67% during trading on Monday, reaching $44.40. 16,534 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation has a 1-year low of $32.25 and a 1-year high of $46.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a PE ratio of 19.32 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $41.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.89.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.01. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation had a return on equity of 11.47% and a net margin of 24.73%. The business had revenue of $54.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.11 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Enterprise Financial Services Corporation will post $2.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 18.18%.

Several brokerages have commented on EFSC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a research note on Friday, October 6th.

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In other news, insider Douglas Bauche sold 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.11, for a total value of $45,732.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,639 shares in the company, valued at approximately $62,462.29. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael Holmes purchased 2,556 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $38.74 per share, with a total value of $99,019.44. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 2,716 shares in the company, valued at approximately $105,217.84. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 5.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Company Profile

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.

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