Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) Stock Price

News stories about New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. New York Community Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5340650468505 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) opened at $13.64 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,670.71, a PE ratio of 15.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.59. New York Community Bancorp has a twelve month low of $11.67 and a twelve month high of $16.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.41, a quick ratio of 1.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.98.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.04. New York Community Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.17% and a net margin of 24.22%. The company had revenue of $385.27 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $313.64 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.26 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that New York Community Bancorp will post 0.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on NYCB. BidaskClub upgraded shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut New York Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. ValuEngine raised New York Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Barclays lifted their price objective on New York Community Bancorp from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on New York Community Bancorp in a report on Thursday, December 21st. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $13.00 price target for the company. Two 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. New York Community Bancorp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.11.

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About New York Community Bancorp

New York Community Bancorp, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking.

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