Blue Hills Bancorp (BHBK) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.13

News headlines about Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blue Hills Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.0842206805565 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ BHBK) traded up $0.15 on Wednesday, reaching $20.40. 39,600 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 60,214. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. Blue Hills Bancorp has a 12-month low of $16.40 and a 12-month high of $22.05. The firm has a market cap of $543.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.91 and a beta of 0.27.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.03. Blue Hills Bancorp had a net margin of 19.33% and a return on equity of 3.50%. The firm had revenue of $19.78 million during the quarter. equities analysts forecast that Blue Hills Bancorp will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.94%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 28th. Blue Hills Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 75.00%.

A number of research firms have commented on BHBK. BidaskClub lowered shares of Blue Hills Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 target price on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, November 1st.

In other news, CFO Jim Kivlehan purchased 12,178 shares of Blue Hills Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $21.78 per share, with a total value of $265,236.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director George E. Clancy sold 1,517 shares of Blue Hills Bancorp stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.35, for a total transaction of $30,870.95. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 18,795 shares in the company, valued at $382,478.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,367 shares of company stock valued at $108,548 in the last ninety days. Company insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

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Blue Hills Bancorp Company Profile

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for the Blue Hills Bank (the Bank). Blue Hills Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank provided financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses and government and non-profit organizations online and through its 11 full-service branch offices located in Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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