Marlin Business Services (MRLN) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.15

News articles about Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Marlin Business Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2196088766057 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Marlin Business Services (MRLN) opened at $27.30 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $338.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.58 and a beta of 1.05. Marlin Business Services has a 1 year low of $20.26 and a 1 year high of $29.95.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th were given a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 9th. Marlin Business Services’s payout ratio is currently 27.86%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Marlin Business Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Marlin Business Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of Marlin Business Services in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $26.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Marlin Business Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 14th.

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About Marlin Business Services

Marlin Business Services Corp. is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company is a provider of credit products and services to small businesses. The Company provides products and services to its customers, which include loans and leases for the acquisition of commercial equipment, working capital loans, and insurance products.

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