Media stories about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3152626650946 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Separately, Brean Capital started coverage on Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $9.00 price target for the company.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) traded up 0.59% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $8.55. The company had a trading volume of 1,716 shares. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 12-month low of $5.15 and a 12-month high of $9.00. The company has a 50-day moving average of $8.40 and a 200-day moving average of $8.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $188.42 million and a PE ratio of 17.96.
Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $12.16 million during the quarter. Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a return on equity of 8.61% and a net margin of 20.74%. On average, analysts predict that Community Bankers Trust Corp. will post $0.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Community Bankers Trust Corp. news, CFO Bruce E. Thomas sold 46,476 shares of Community Bankers Trust Corp. stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.94, for a total transaction of $369,019.44. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 34,922 shares in the company, valued at $277,280.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have acquired 4,520 shares of company stock valued at $36,374 in the last quarter.
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About Community Bankers Trust Corp.
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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