Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Peoples Bancorp (PEBO) Stock Price

Headlines about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a news impact score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.485201432813 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) traded down $0.32 on Friday, reaching $33.63. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,459 shares, compared to its average volume of 45,571. The firm has a market cap of $614.79, a P/E ratio of 17.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82. Peoples Bancorp has a 12 month low of $24.21 and a 12 month high of $35.43.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $41.83 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.96 million. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 21.10%. analysts predict that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. Peoples Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 43.56%.

PEBO has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub downgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Peoples Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Peoples Bancorp currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

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In other Peoples Bancorp news, Director S Craig Beam sold 7,939 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.77, for a total transaction of $268,100.03. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 12,895 shares of company stock worth $433,159 over the last ninety days. 3.04% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Peoples Bancorp Company Profile

Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC. and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC.

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