Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact BOK Financial (BOKF) Share Price

Media stories about BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. BOK Financial earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.053815671015 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.

BOKF has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of BOK Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $89.00 price target on shares of BOK Financial in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BOK Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of BOK Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 target price on shares of BOK Financial in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. BOK Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.13.

Shares of BOK Financial (BOKF) traded down $0.55 on Thursday, hitting $88.64. 211,052 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 124,665. The company has a market cap of $5,784.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.90. BOK Financial has a 52-week low of $73.44 and a 52-week high of $92.08.

BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $1.31 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.36 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $394.16 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $392.05 million. BOK Financial had a net margin of 19.31% and a return on equity of 9.15%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.13 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that BOK Financial will post 5.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th were paid a dividend of $0.45 per share. This is a positive change from BOK Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.44. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.03%. BOK Financial’s payout ratio is presently 37.74%.

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About BOK Financial

BOK Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company offers full service banking in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona and Kansas/Missouri. The Company’s segments include Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Wealth Management, and Funds Management and Other.

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