Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Entegra Financial (ENFC) Stock Price

News articles about Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entegra Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.6056065191048 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities analysts have commented on ENFC shares. Hovde Group boosted their price target on shares of Entegra Financial from $27.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Entegra Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.50.

Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) traded down $0.25 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $30.30. 14,677 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 15,138. The firm has a market capitalization of $205.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.05 and a beta of 0.38. Entegra Financial has a 52-week low of $19.75 and a 52-week high of $30.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 0.91.

Entegra Financial (NASDAQ:ENFC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $12.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $12.86 million. Entegra Financial had a net margin of 16.06% and a return on equity of 6.87%. analysts expect that Entegra Financial will post 1.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Roger Plemens bought 3,672 shares of Entegra Financial stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $27.20 per share, for a total transaction of $99,878.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 24,022 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $653,398.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 2.57% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Entegra Financial

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company for Entegra Bank. The Company provides a range of financial services through full-service offices located in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania counties, North Carolina and Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina.

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