Bank Mutual (BKMU) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank Mutual earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9097318584846 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Bank Mutual (NASDAQ BKMU) opened at $10.40 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $477.76, a P/E ratio of 35.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.08 and a beta of 0.55. Bank Mutual has a 12-month low of $8.60 and a 12-month high of $11.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.06.

Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $25.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.10 million. Bank Mutual had a return on equity of 6.59% and a net margin of 12.07%. equities analysts expect that Bank Mutual will post 0.51 EPS for the current year.

BKMU has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Bank Mutual from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bank Mutual from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of Bank Mutual in a research note on Thursday, October 19th.

In other news, VP Christopher L. Mayne sold 16,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.79, for a total value of $178,035.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 74,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $803,855. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 10.00% of the company’s stock.

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Bank Mutual Company Profile

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.

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