Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) – Stock analysts at FIG Partners issued their FY2017 earnings per share estimates for Community Bankers Trust in a research note issued on Wednesday. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis expects that the financial services provider will post earnings of $0.47 per share for the year. FIG Partners currently has a “Market-Perform” rating on the stock. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Community Bankers Trust’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.11 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.12 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.13 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.14 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.57 EPS.
ESXB has been the topic of several other research reports. Brean Capital set a $10.00 price target on Community Bankers Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Stephens cut Community Bankers Trust from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Community Bankers Trust from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill began coverage on shares of Community Bankers Trust in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. They set a “hold” rating and a $9.00 target price on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.33.
Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter. Community Bankers Trust had a net margin of 19.82% and a return on equity of 7.87%.
In other news, insider Rex L. Smith III bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $8.80 per share, with a total value of $88,000.00. Following the purchase, the insider now directly owns 47,250 shares in the company, valued at $415,800. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last three months, insiders have acquired 15,275 shares of company stock worth $132,310.
Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Voya Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the second quarter worth $111,000. Belpointe Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the third quarter worth $114,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the second quarter worth $125,000. First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the third quarter worth $160,000. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new position in shares of Community Bankers Trust in the second quarter worth $184,000.
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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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