Bank of Montreal (BMO) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.05

Media headlines about Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Montreal earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.8909322038109 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Bank of Montreal (BMO) traded up $0.04 on Thursday, reaching $81.74. 301,091 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 355,961. The company has a market capitalization of $53,000.00, a PE ratio of 12.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.14 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13. Bank of Montreal has a 1 year low of $66.75 and a 1 year high of $82.68.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st will be issued a $0.733 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $2.93 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.59%. This is a positive change from Bank of Montreal’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.72. Bank of Montreal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.53%.

Several research analysts recently commented on BMO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Bank of Montreal from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Bank of Montreal in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Bank of Montreal in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Macquarie began coverage on Bank of Montreal in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $81.00 target price for the company. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $98.20.

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Bank of Montreal Company Profile

Bank of Montreal (the Bank) is a financial services provider. The Bank provides a range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services. The Bank conducts its business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking (P&C), Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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