Stock Yards Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

News coverage about Stock Yards Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Stock Yards Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.4995700221595 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Stock Yards Bancorp (NASDAQ SYBT) opened at $39.05 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $885.29, a PE ratio of 20.55 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Stock Yards Bancorp has a 1 year low of $31.90 and a 1 year high of $48.05.

Stock Yards Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $37.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.81 million. Stock Yards Bancorp had a return on equity of 13.51% and a net margin of 28.57%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.46 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Stock Yards Bancorp will post 1.92 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 8th. This is an increase from Stock Yards Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. Stock Yards Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 42.11%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Stock Yards Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st.

In other news, insider Kathy C. Thompson sold 3,324 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.10, for a total transaction of $126,644.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 40,440 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,540,764. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Kathy C. Thompson sold 1,466 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.08, for a total value of $51,427.28. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 40,161 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,408,847.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 299 shares of company stock valued at $10,996 and have sold 10,338 shares valued at $391,155. 6.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Stock Yards Bancorp

Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a state chartered bank. The Company operates through two segments: commercial banking, and wealth management and trust. The commercial banking segment provides a full range of loan and deposit products to individual consumers and businesses, plus origination of consumer mortgages and securities brokerage activity.

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