Century Bancorp (CNBKA) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Century Bancorp (NASDAQ:CNBKA) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Century Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.3560203627457 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Century Bancorp (CNBKA) traded up $2.30 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $80.40. The company had a trading volume of 3,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,625. The company has a market cap of $363.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.05 and a beta of 0.75. Century Bancorp has a 1-year low of $53.35 and a 1-year high of $89.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.61.

Century Bancorp (NASDAQ:CNBKA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 10th. The bank reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $25.30 million for the quarter. Century Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.47% and a net margin of 23.11%.

CNBKA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Century Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 30th. ValuEngine lowered Century Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st.

In other news, major shareholder James J. Filler acquired 1,714 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $85.42 per share, for a total transaction of $146,409.88. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder James J. Filler acquired 300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $85.07 per share, for a total transaction of $25,521.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 584,467 shares in the company, valued at approximately $49,720,607.69. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 26,030 shares of company stock worth $2,160,188. 36.91% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Century Bancorp Company Profile

Century Bancorp, Inc is a state-chartered bank holding company. The Company has a banking subsidiary: Century Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Company offers a range of services to commercial enterprises, state and local Governments and agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals. It operates approximately 30 banking offices in 20 cities and towns in Massachusetts, ranging from Braintree in the south to Andover in the north.

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