Bank Of Montreal (BMO) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.15

News articles about Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Of Montreal earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.663511877345 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) traded down $0.23 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $77.33. The company had a trading volume of 318,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 426,134. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. The firm has a market cap of $50,250.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.06. Bank Of Montreal has a twelve month low of $65.40 and a twelve month high of $78.86.

Bank Of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The bank reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.57 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $5.46 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.52 billion. Bank Of Montreal had a net margin of 20.04% and a return on equity of 14.36%. Bank Of Montreal’s quarterly revenue was down 3.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.94 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Bank Of Montreal will post 6.39 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be paid a $0.717 dividend. This is a positive change from Bank Of Montreal’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.66. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.71%. Bank Of Montreal’s payout ratio is currently 45.21%.

Several research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank Of Montreal from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. BidaskClub downgraded Bank Of Montreal from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Canaccord Genuity set a $102.00 price target on Bank Of Montreal and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $101.00 price target on shares of Bank Of Montreal in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, Macquarie started coverage on Bank Of Montreal in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $81.00 price target on the stock. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $95.40.

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Bank Of Montreal Company Profile

Bank of Montreal (the Bank) is a financial services provider. The Bank provides a range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. The Bank conducts its business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking (P&C), Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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