Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect BancFirst (BANF) Stock Price

News stories about BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BancFirst earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.7141194104935 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

BANF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub lowered shares of BancFirst from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th.

BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) opened at $52.35 on Tuesday. BancFirst has a 1-year low of $42.50 and a 1-year high of $61.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The company has a market cap of $1,684.33, a P/E ratio of 19.83, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.56.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.60%. BancFirst’s payout ratio is 31.82%.

In related news, major shareholder Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 3,541 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.00, for a total value of $198,296.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 10,985,759 shares in the company, valued at $615,202,504. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director H E. Rainbolt purchased 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $53.75 per share, for a total transaction of $26,875.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 606 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,572.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 18,741 shares of company stock worth $1,051,262 in the last 90 days. 42.32% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About BancFirst

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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