Republic First Bancorp (FRBK) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about Republic First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FRBK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Republic First Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.9918878786103 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.

FRBK has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of Republic First Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Republic First Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $9.00 price objective on shares of Republic First Bancorp and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Republic First Bancorp (FRBK) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $8.80. 79,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 74,950. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10. The company has a market cap of $487.10, a P/E ratio of 62.86 and a beta of 1.05. Republic First Bancorp has a 52-week low of $7.40 and a 52-week high of $9.90.

Republic First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FRBK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04. The firm had revenue of $21.49 million during the quarter. Republic First Bancorp had a net margin of 8.97% and a return on equity of 3.48%.

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Republic First Bancorp Company Profile

Republic First Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for Republic First Bank (Republic or the Bank), which does business under the name Republic Bank. The Company’s community banking segment encompasses the commercial loan and deposit activities of Republic, as well as consumer loan products in the areas surrounding its store network.

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