Southwest Bancorp (OKSB) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwest Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0276131646573 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) traded up 0.80% during trading on Thursday, reaching $25.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 38,392 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $25.47 and its 200 day moving average is $25.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $472.73 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.39 and a beta of 0.98. Southwest Bancorp has a 52-week low of $17.07 and a 52-week high of $29.70.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31. Southwest Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.44% and a net margin of 19.38%. The business had revenue of $25.89 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.97 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.28 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Southwest Bancorp will post $1.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were paid a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. Southwest Bancorp’s payout ratio is 27.83%.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on OKSB shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 target price on shares of Southwest Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Stephens reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Southwest Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, UBS AG raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Southwest Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.33.

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Southwest Bancorp Company Profile

Southwest Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates in four segments: Oklahoma Banking, Texas Banking, Kansas Banking and Other Operations. The Oklahoma Banking segment provides deposit and lending services and consists of residential mortgage lending services to customers. The Texas Banking segment and the Kansas Banking segment provide deposit and lending services.

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