Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News coverage about Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Northfield Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.4975842852007 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, DA Davidson assumed coverage on Northfield Bancorp in a research note on Friday, September 1st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 target price for the company.

Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.80. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 134,944 shares, compared to its average volume of 62,880. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $819.23, a PE ratio of 24.37, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.07. Northfield Bancorp has a one year low of $15.35 and a one year high of $20.59.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This is a boost from Northfield Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%.

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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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