Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) Stock Price

News coverage about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) has trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.485201432813 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) opened at $32.98 on Tuesday. Peoples Bancorp has a 1-year low of $27.70 and a 1-year high of $35.43. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. The firm has a market capitalization of $598.34, a PE ratio of 16.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 0.73.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.09. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 21.10%. The business had revenue of $41.83 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $41.96 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.11 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. Peoples Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.56%.

PEBO has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Peoples Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

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In other Peoples Bancorp news, Director S Craig Beam sold 975 shares of Peoples Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.00, for a total transaction of $33,150.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 12,895 shares of company stock worth $433,159. 3.04% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Peoples Bancorp Company Profile

Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC. and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC.

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