Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 48.0461380745562 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.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on EBMT. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. TheStreet lowered shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th.

Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) opened at $19.80 on Tuesday. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 1-year low of $17.30 and a 1-year high of $24.00. The stock has a market cap of $95.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.70, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.36. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.08.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.11. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a net margin of 11.85% and a return on equity of 8.55%. The business had revenue of $10.15 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.00 million. equities research analysts forecast that Eagle Bancorp Montana will post 1.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Eagle Bancorp Montana announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Friday, July 21st that permits the company to repurchase 100,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the bank to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Saturday, November 11th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio is currently 27.91%.

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About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

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