Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC) Given Media Impact Score of 0.16

Headlines about Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.4095270356423 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Enterprise Financial Services (EFSC) opened at $44.85 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.03, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. Enterprise Financial Services has a 12-month low of $36.65 and a 12-month high of $46.25.

Enterprise Financial Services (NASDAQ:EFSC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.68 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $54.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $54.11 million. Enterprise Financial Services had a return on equity of 11.15% and a net margin of 24.73%. equities research analysts anticipate that Enterprise Financial Services will post 2.52 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Enterprise Financial Services’s payout ratio is presently 18.18%.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Enterprise Financial Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Enterprise Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating and set a $49.00 target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services in a report on Friday, October 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Enterprise Financial Services currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.33.

In other news, insider Douglas Bauche sold 960 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.10, for a total transaction of $42,336.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 679 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $29,943.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 5.60% of the company’s stock.

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Enterprise Financial Services Company Profile

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.

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