Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Northfield Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.0305547080748 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

NFBK has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.50 target price on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Friday, September 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 target price for the company. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 target price on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.

Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.19. 53,700 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 102,612. Northfield Bancorp has a one year low of $15.35 and a one year high of $20.59. The firm has a market cap of $790.39, a PE ratio of 23.78, a PEG ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 1.17 and a quick ratio of 1.17.

Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. Northfield Bancorp had a net margin of 24.39% and a return on equity of 4.97%. The company had revenue of $29.97 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.66 million. equities research analysts forecast that Northfield Bancorp will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 7th. This is a boost from Northfield Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Northfield Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 54.05%.

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About Northfield Bancorp

Northfield Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for Northfield Bank (the Bank). Northfield Bank’s principal business consists of originating commercial real estate loans and multifamily real estate loans, purchasing investment securities including mortgage-backed securities and corporate bonds, as well as depositing funds in other financial institutions.

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