Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Bank (NBHC) Share Price

Media headlines about National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Bank earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.216088235616 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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Shares of NBHC opened at $33.89 on Friday. National Bank has a 52-week low of $30.10 and a 52-week high of $37.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,021.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.83.

National Bank (NYSE:NBHC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.03. National Bank had a return on equity of 6.39% and a net margin of 7.16%. The business had revenue of $45.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $47.87 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.36 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that National Bank will post 1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded National Bank from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 16th. DA Davidson raised National Bank from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $36.00 to $38.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 27th. Finally, Hovde Group set a $35.00 target price on National Bank and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.14.

In other news, insider Richard U. Jr. Newfield sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.20, for a total transaction of $830,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 127,507 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,233,232.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Burney S. Warren III sold 3,841 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.00, for a total value of $130,594.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 20,542 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $698,428. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 257,968 shares of company stock valued at $8,664,085 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 7.60% of the company’s stock.

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About National Bank

National Bank Holdings Corporation operates as the bank holding company for NBH Bank, N.A. that provides various banking products and financial services to commercial, business, and consumer clients in the United States. The company offers deposit products, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and other deposit accounts, including fixed-rate and fixed maturity time deposits.

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