Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect First Busey (BUSE) Stock Price

News articles about First Busey (NASDAQ:BUSE) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Busey earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.591378437573 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

First Busey (NASDAQ BUSE) opened at $31.00 on Thursday. First Busey has a one year low of $27.33 and a one year high of $32.88. The firm has a market cap of $1,547.07, a P/E ratio of 18.71, a P/E/G ratio of 3.14 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of First Busey from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. FBR & Co restated a “neutral” rating and set a $34.00 price target (up previously from $32.00) on shares of First Busey in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of First Busey from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of First Busey in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.25.

In related news, Director George Barr sold 14,492 shares of First Busey stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.30, for a total value of $453,599.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 64,088 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,005,954.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 9.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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First Busey Company Profile

First Busey Corporation (First Busey) is a financial holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services through its banking and non-banking subsidiaries. The Company operates through three segments: Banking, Remittance Processing and Wealth Management. The Banking segment provides a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers through its branch network in downstate Illinois, St.

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