Green Bancorp (GNBC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Green Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9847937943873 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Green Bancorp (GNBC) opened at $22.25 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $810.86, a PE ratio of 23.39 and a beta of 2.12. The company has a current ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. Green Bancorp has a 1 year low of $13.00 and a 1 year high of $24.40.

A number of brokerages have commented on GNBC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Green Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price target on shares of Green Bancorp in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on shares of Green Bancorp in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Green Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 20th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Green Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.25.

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About Green Bancorp

Green Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s subsidiary, Green Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered commercial bank, provided commercial and private banking services primarily to Texas based customers through 22 full service branches in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and other markets.

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