News stories about Fulton Financial (NASDAQ:FULT) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Fulton Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.6568006690681 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- ETFs with exposure to Fulton Financial Corp. : December 12, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Man believed to be responsible for multiple Georgia bank robberies (cbs46.com)
- Fulton Financial (FULT) & Univest Co. of Pennsylvania (UVSP) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fulton Financial (FULT) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Is Fulton Financial Corporation (FULT) A Sell At Its Current PE Ratio? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Fulton Financial (NASDAQ:FULT) opened at $18.25 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $3,125.93, a PE ratio of 17.33 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Fulton Financial has a 1 year low of $16.45 and a 1 year high of $19.90.
The company also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.42%. This is a boost from Fulton Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.02. Fulton Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.72%.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.50 price objective on shares of Fulton Financial in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Fulton Financial in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub cut shares of Fulton Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Fulton Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Fulton Financial in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Fulton Financial currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.60.
About Fulton Financial
Fulton Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company is the bank holding company of Fulton Bank N.A. (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s six subsidiary banks were located primarily in suburban or semi-rural geographic markets throughout a five-state region (Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Virginia).
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