Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact BancFirst (BANF) Stock Price

Headlines about BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BancFirst earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.0212621181277 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) opened at $55.55 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The company has a market capitalization of $1,770.00, a P/E ratio of 21.42, a PEG ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.55. BancFirst has a 52-week low of $42.25 and a 52-week high of $61.05.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.51%. BancFirst’s dividend payout ratio is presently 31.82%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. ValuEngine downgraded BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.

In related news, insider Darryl Schmidt sold 2,420 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $133,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 2,420 shares in the company, valued at $133,100. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 4,500 shares of company stock valued at $249,700. 42.32% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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BancFirst Company Profile

BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support.

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