Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

Headlines about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 49.0362937074129 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

EBMT has been the subject of several research reports. FIG Partners reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 7th.

Shares of NASDAQ EBMT remained flat at $$19.05 during trading on Friday. 91 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 880. The firm has a market capitalization of $104.02 million, a PE ratio of 15.00, a P/E/G ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.24. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a twelve month low of $17.35 and a twelve month high of $21.95.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. The bank reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.26. The firm had revenue of $10.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.36 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a net margin of 9.32% and a return on equity of 7.06%. equities analysts forecast that Eagle Bancorp Montana will post 1.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.0925 per share. This is a positive change from Eagle Bancorp Montana’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. This represents a $0.37 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s payout ratio is presently 28.35%.

About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana that provides various retail banking products and services in Montana. The company offers one-to-four family residential mortgage loans; commercial real estate loans; real estate construction loans; home equity loans; commercial business loans consisting of business loans and lines of credit on a secured and unsecured basis; and consumer loans comprising loans that are secured by collateral other than real estate, such as automobiles, recreational vehicles, and boats.

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