Media stories about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.0012427348525 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st.
EBMT stock traded up $0.45 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $20.80. The company had a trading volume of 236 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,576. The firm has a market cap of $112.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.00. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 12 month low of $17.35 and a 12 month high of $21.95.
In related news, Director Rick Hays acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.70 per share, with a total value of $39,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 22,729 shares in the company, valued at approximately $447,761.30. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Peter Joseph Johnson sold 2,069 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.75, for a total transaction of $40,862.75. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 94,460 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,865,585. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 5,538 shares of company stock worth $109,610. Insiders own 6.90% of the company’s stock.
About Eagle Bancorp Montana
Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana that provides various retail banking products and services in Montana. It accepts various deposit products, such as checking, savings, money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit accounts.
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