Media coverage about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news 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. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2214532699585 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) traded down $0.20 during trading on Monday, reaching $8.45. The company had a trading volume of 17,855 shares, compared to its average volume of 46,495. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 1-year low of $5.45 and a 1-year high of $9.35.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter. Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a return on equity of 7.87% and a net margin of 19.82%.
A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on ESXB shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered Community Bankers Trust Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock. Stephens lowered Community Bankers Trust Corp. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Brean Capital restated a “buy” rating on shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd.
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In other news, insider Rex L. Smith III bought 10,000 shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $8.80 per share, with a total value of $88,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 47,250 shares in the company, valued at $415,800. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders purchased 10,495 shares of company stock valued at $92,251.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. Company Profile
Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.
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