Shares of Veritex Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:VBTX) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.33.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on VBTX shares. BidaskClub cut Veritex from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 19th. Stephens set a $39.00 price objective on Veritex and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. Raymond James cut their price objective on Veritex from $33.00 to $29.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine cut Veritex from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Veritex from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 26th.
In other news, Director Gordon Huddleston purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 31st. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $26.04 per share, with a total value of $26,040.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO C Malcolm Holland III sold 3,750 shares of Veritex stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.62, for a total value of $96,075.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 93,046 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,383,838.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.
Shares of VBTX traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $27.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 326,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 333,600. Veritex has a 1-year low of $20.34 and a 1-year high of $33.08. The stock has a market cap of $648.88 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.67, a PEG ratio of 1.67 and a beta of 1.74. The company has a quick ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08.
Veritex (NASDAQ:VBTX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.02. Veritex had a return on equity of 7.86% and a net margin of 25.19%. The company had revenue of $32.31 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $30.73 million. As a group, analysts expect that Veritex will post 2.3 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 21st. Investors of record on Thursday, February 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 6th. Veritex’s payout ratio is currently 27.17%.
Veritex Company Profile
Veritex Holdings, Inc operates as the holding company for Veritex Community Bank that provides various commercial banking products and services to small and medium-sized businesses, and professionals. The company's deposit products include checking, demand, savings, money market, and time deposit accounts, as well as commercial deposit and financial institution money market accounts.
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