Media coverage about Esquire Financial Holdings (NYSE:ESQ) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Esquire Financial Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 43.8214987428835 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Separately, Sandler O’Neill started coverage on shares of Esquire Financial Holdings in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $17.00 target price for the company.
Esquire Financial Holdings (ESQ) traded up 0.93% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $15.15. 23,031 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.86 and a 200 day moving average of $14.86. Esquire Financial Holdings has a 52-week low of $14.51 and a 52-week high of $15.90. The firm’s market cap is $103.88 million.
In other news, Director Selig Zises acquired 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.75 per share, with a total value of $73,750.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 177,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,623,730. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders purchased 38,751 shares of company stock valued at $572,722 in the last three months.
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About Esquire Financial Holdings
Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Esquire Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank is a full service commercial bank engaged in serving the financial needs of the legal and small business communities on a national basis, as well as commercial and retail customers in the New York metropolitan market.
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