Media stories about QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. QCR Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.0908790292537 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) Expected to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.65 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) Lowered by Analyst (americanbankingnews.com)
- QCR Holdings, Inc. (QCRH) Lowered to Hold at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- QCR Holdings, Inc. Expected to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $2.60 Per Share (QCRH) (americanbankingnews.com)
QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) opened at $42.90 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a current ratio of 0.95. QCR Holdings has a fifty-two week low of $36.40 and a fifty-two week high of $50.00. The company has a market cap of $586.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.25, a PEG ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.59.
Several research firms have issued reports on QCRH. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $55.00 price target on QCR Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $52.00 price target on QCR Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of QCR Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Maxim Group cut their target price on shares of QCR Holdings from $53.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of QCR Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. QCR Holdings currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.67.
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In related news, CFO Todd A. Gipple sold 5,920 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total value of $254,560.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 49,162 shares in the company, valued at $2,113,966. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 8.80% of the company’s stock.
About QCR Holdings
QCR Holdings, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny and Rockford communities through its banking subsidiaries, Quad City Bank and Trust Company (QCBT), Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company (CRBT), Community State Bank (CSB), Rockford Bank and Trust Company (RB&T), and Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, which provide full-service commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services.
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