Guaranty Bancorp (GBNK) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.24

News coverage about Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news 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. Guaranty Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.1896398533163 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) opened at $29.60 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 0.94. Guaranty Bancorp has a 12-month low of $22.90 and a 12-month high of $30.42. The company has a market capitalization of $864.52, a P/E ratio of 21.61, a P/E/G ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 0.89.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Guaranty Bancorp had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 24.18%. The firm had revenue of $38.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $37.42 million. analysts predict that Guaranty Bancorp will post 1.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd were given a dividend of $0.1625 per share. This represents a $0.65 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. This is a boost from Guaranty Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. Guaranty Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 47.45%.

Several brokerages recently commented on GBNK. BidaskClub cut Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Guaranty Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 price target on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut Guaranty Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Guaranty Bancorp currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.90.

In other Guaranty Bancorp news, insider Michael B. Hobbs sold 4,770 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.90, for a total transaction of $133,083.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 40,524 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,130,619.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP Michael J. Dipetro sold 2,162 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.30, for a total value of $61,184.60. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 4,419 shares in the company, valued at approximately $125,057.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 28,442 shares of company stock worth $801,477 in the last three months. 8.40% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Guaranty Bancorp

Guaranty Bancorp is a bank holding company. The Company’s bank subsidiary is Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated 32 branches and two investment management firms, Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.

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