Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Community Bankers Trust (ESXB) Stock Price

News articles about Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Bankers Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7501912454443 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Community Bankers Trust (ESXB) traded down $0.40 on Monday, hitting $8.30. 16,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 58,435. Community Bankers Trust has a 1-year low of $6.30 and a 1-year high of $9.35.

Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). Community Bankers Trust had a net margin of 19.82% and a return on equity of 7.87%. The firm had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter.

ESXB has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on Community Bankers Trust in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock. Brean Capital set a $10.00 price target on Community Bankers Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded Community Bankers Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Stephens cut shares of Community Bankers Trust from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

In other news, insider Rex L. Smith III acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was acquired at an average price of $8.80 per share, for a total transaction of $88,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 47,250 shares in the company, valued at $415,800. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. In the last 90 days, insiders purchased 15,275 shares of company stock valued at $132,310.

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About Community Bankers Trust

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.

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