Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect BancFirst Corporation (BANF) Share Price

Headlines about BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BancFirst Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.4133332250475 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) traded up 2.11% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $50.85. The company had a trading volume of 10,126 shares. BancFirst Corporation has a one year low of $33.71 and a one year high of $57.90. The company has a market capitalization of $1.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.04 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $51.03 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.35.

BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The bank reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.13. BancFirst Corporation had a return on equity of 11.35% and a net margin of 23.91%. The firm had revenue of $84.42 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $81.12 million. Equities analysts anticipate that BancFirst Corporation will post $2.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be issued a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.69%. This is a boost from BancFirst Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. BancFirst Corporation’s payout ratio is 29.98%.

Several research firms have recently commented on BANF. ValuEngine downgraded BancFirst Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub upgraded BancFirst Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th.

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In other BancFirst Corporation news, Director William H. Crawford sold 1,960 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.74, for a total transaction of $99,450.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Dave R. Lopez sold 5,373 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.26, for a total value of $270,046.98. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 4,366 shares in the company, valued at $219,435.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 14,699 shares of company stock worth $749,476 over the last three months. 44.97% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

About BancFirst Corporation

BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support.

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