News articles about BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BancFirst earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.7700536785719 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
BancFirst (BANF) opened at $54.75 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The company has a market cap of $1,744.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.75 and a beta of 0.56. BancFirst has a one year low of $42.50 and a one year high of $61.05.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.53%. BancFirst’s dividend payout ratio is presently 31.82%.
In other BancFirst news, EVP Darryl Schmidt sold 2,000 shares of BancFirst stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.10, for a total value of $112,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at $112,200. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 10,700 shares of BancFirst stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.38, for a total transaction of $603,266.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 10,989,300 shares in the company, valued at $619,576,734. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 18,741 shares of company stock worth $1,051,262. 42.32% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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BancFirst Company Profile
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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