Banner (BANR) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.08

Media headlines about Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Banner earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5453118870532 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) traded down $0.16 on Thursday, reaching $53.10. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 36,998 shares, compared to its average volume of 173,292. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.08, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.95. The company has a market cap of $1,735.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 1.06. Banner has a 1 year low of $51.61 and a 1 year high of $62.75.

Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.79 by ($0.08). The company had revenue of $128.15 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.56 million. Banner had a return on equity of 7.55% and a net margin of 12.02%. analysts expect that Banner will post 3.48 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 18th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 9th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, January 8th. Banner’s dividend payout ratio is currently 54.35%.

BANR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Banner in a research report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine lowered Banner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Banner from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Banner in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Banner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $60.25.

In other Banner news, VP Cynthia D. Purcell sold 841 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.67, for a total transaction of $45,977.47. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 1,192 shares of company stock valued at $66,125 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 1.71% of the company’s stock.

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About Banner

Banner Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of planning, directing and coordinating the business activities of its subsidiaries, Banner Bank and Islanders Bank. Banner Bank is a Washington-chartered commercial bank. Banner Bank is a regional bank, which offers a range of commercial banking services and financial products to individuals, businesses and public sector entities in its primary market areas.

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