Media headlines about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2288102389632 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Guaranty Bancorp (Colorado) – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:GBNK) : December 26, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Guaranty Bancorp (Colorado) breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : GBNK-US : December 25, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms recently weighed in on GBNK. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. ValuEngine raised shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.30.
Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $37.46 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.81 million. Guaranty Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.20% and a net margin of 24.17%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, EVP Keith Dickelman sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.02, for a total transaction of $145,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director W Kirk Wycoff sold 81,900 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.69, for a total transaction of $2,349,711.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 255,000 shares of company stock worth $7,390,202 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 8.40% of the company’s stock.
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Guaranty Bancorp Company Profile
Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.
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