Somewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Nicolet Bankshares (NCBS) Stock Price

Media stories about Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nicolet Bankshares earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.932323493219 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $56.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 62,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 20,701. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08. The company has a market cap of $551.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.08 and a beta of 1.70. Nicolet Bankshares has a 1-year low of $44.08 and a 1-year high of $61.98.

Nicolet Bankshares (NASDAQ:NCBS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The bank reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $35.25 million during the quarter. Nicolet Bankshares had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 22.63%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on NCBS. DA Davidson began coverage on Nicolet Bankshares in a research report on Thursday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $61.00 target price for the company. BidaskClub lowered Nicolet Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. ValuEngine lowered Nicolet Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Maxim Group lifted their target price on Nicolet Bankshares from $59.00 to $65.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $63.00.

In other news, EVP Michael E. Daniels sold 24,239 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.43, for a total value of $1,367,806.77. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Patrick Joseph Madson sold 1,027 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.65, for a total value of $59,206.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 47,191 shares of company stock valued at $2,667,830. Corporate insiders own 13.90% of the company’s stock.

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Nicolet Bankshares Company Profile

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company conducts operations through its subsidiary, Nicolet National Bank (the Bank), which is a commercial bank. The Company also owns investment advisory firms, Brookfield Investment Partners, LLC, which provides investment strategy and transactional services to select community banks, and Nicolet Advisory Services, LLC, which conducts brokerage and financial advisory services primarily to individual consumers.

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