Community Bankers Trust Corp. (ESXB) Getting Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3118901046878 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of brokerages have commented on ESXB. Brean Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Sandler O’Neill began coverage on Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. They set a “hold” rating and a $9.00 target price for the company.

Shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) opened at 8.90 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $196.13 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $8.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.20. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 52-week low of $5.35 and a 52-week high of $9.00.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a return on equity of 9.83% and a net margin of 24.12%. The firm had revenue of $12.16 million during the quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Community Bankers Trust Corp. will post $0.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Community Bankers Trust Corp. Company Profile

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.

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