Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Capstar Financial (CSTR) Share Price

Media stories about Capstar Financial (NASDAQ:CSTR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Capstar Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.2706416071044 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

CSTR has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Capstar Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 price target on shares of Capstar Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Capstar Financial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.25.

Shares of Capstar Financial (NASDAQ:CSTR) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $21.44. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 22,935 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,739. Capstar Financial has a one year low of $16.00 and a one year high of $22.22. The stock has a market cap of $243.31, a P/E ratio of 61.26 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

Capstar Financial (NASDAQ:CSTR) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 16th. The bank reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.12. Capstar Financial had a return on equity of 9.27% and a net margin of 7.05%. The company had revenue of $14.22 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $13.56 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.20 EPS. research analysts expect that Capstar Financial will post 0.36 EPS for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Gaylon M. Jr. Lawrence bought 21,208 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $20.38 per share, for a total transaction of $432,219.04. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Julie D. Frist sold 2,000 shares of Capstar Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.50, for a total value of $39,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 211,821 shares in the company, valued at $4,130,509.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 121,439 shares of company stock worth $2,643,819 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 19.28% of the company’s stock.

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Capstar Financial Company Profile

CapStar Financial Holdings, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates primarily through its subsidiary, CapStar Bank. CapStar Bank is a commercial bank. The Company’s lines of business include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, healthcare, correspondent banking, personal and private banking and wealth management, and mortgage banking.

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