First Hawaiian (FHB) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.27

News headlines about First Hawaiian (NASDAQ:FHB) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Hawaiian earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 44.9083794733104 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

FHB has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub raised First Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 21st. ValuEngine raised First Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Barclays set a $32.00 price target on First Hawaiian and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Goldman Sachs Group downgraded First Hawaiian from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $32.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, UBS Group lifted their price target on First Hawaiian from $29.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.29.

First Hawaiian (NASDAQ:FHB) traded down $0.22 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $31.70. The stock had a trading volume of 245,541 shares, compared to its average volume of 350,218. The firm has a market cap of $4,440.00 and a P/E ratio of 19.33. First Hawaiian has a fifty-two week low of $26.30 and a fifty-two week high of $34.68.

First Hawaiian (NASDAQ:FHB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.42. The business had revenue of $133.32 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $136.44 million. First Hawaiian had a return on equity of 9.02% and a net margin of 30.22%. The business’s revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. equities analysts expect that First Hawaiian will post 1.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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First Hawaiian Company Profile

First Hawaiian, Inc, formerly BancWest Corporation, is a bank holding company. The Company owns First Hawaiian Bank. It operates through three segments: Retail Banking, which includes the financial products and services it provides to consumers, small businesses and certain commercial customers; Commercial Banking, which includes its corporate banking, residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial lease financing, auto dealer financing, deposit products and credit cards, and Treasury and Other, which includes its treasury business, which consists of corporate asset and liability management activities, including interest rate risk management.

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