MB Financial (MBFI) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.05

News articles about MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MB Financial earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.7163768102981 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

MB Financial (NASDAQ MBFI) traded down $0.45 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $46.10. 377,584 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 335,472. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 0.89. The stock has a market cap of $3,867.51, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.82, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 1.20. MB Financial has a 52-week low of $38.28 and a 52-week high of $48.47.

MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $252.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $253.15 million. MB Financial had a net margin of 20.21% and a return on equity of 8.40%. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.61 EPS. analysts expect that MB Financial will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.82%. MB Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.90%.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. SunTrust Banks set a $48.00 price target on shares of MB Financial and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MB Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price target on shares of MB Financial in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of MB Financial in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of MB Financial in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. MB Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.63.

In other MB Financial news, VP Jill E. York sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.60, for a total value of $223,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 65,430 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,918,178. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 7.05% of the company’s stock.

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MB Financial Company Profile

MB Financial, Inc (MB Financial) is a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include banking, leasing and mortgage banking. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s primary market was the Chicago metropolitan area, in which the Company operated 95 banking offices through its bank subsidiary, MB Financial Bank, N.A.

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