Banner (BANR) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

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News coverage about Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Banner earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9701911779167 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

NASDAQ BANR opened at $65.06 on Thursday. Banner has a twelve month low of $52.20 and a twelve month high of $67.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.93. The company has a market cap of $2.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.76, a PEG ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.93.

Banner (NASDAQ:BANR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The financial services provider reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $124.28 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $121.15 million. Banner had a net margin of 14.02% and a return on equity of 8.59%. equities analysts expect that Banner will post 3.68 earnings per share for the current year.

BANR has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Banner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Banner from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, June 26th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 price objective on shares of Banner in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Banner in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $63.60.

About Banner

Banner Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Banner Bank and Islanders Bank, which provides commercial banking and financial products and services to individuals, businesses, and public sector entities primarily in the United States. It offers deposit products, including interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, regular savings accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as treasury management services and retirement savings plans.

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