Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect 1st Constitution Bancorp (FCCY) Share Price

Media coverage about 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. 1st Constitution Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6493969651516 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of 1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ FCCY) traded up $0.17 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $19.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,122 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,132. The company has a market capitalization of $158.48, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 0.44. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. 1st Constitution Bancorp has a 1-year low of $16.15 and a 1-year high of $20.05.

1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ:FCCY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $11.74 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $11.54 million. 1st Constitution Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.09% and a net margin of 13.64%. equities research analysts expect that 1st Constitution Bancorp will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th were issued a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.21%. 1st Constitution Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 28.92%.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine cut 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised 1st Constitution Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, January 1st.

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About 1st Constitution Bancorp

1st Constitution Bancorp is the bank holding company for 1st Constitution Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a commercial bank, which is engaged in the business of commercial and retail banking. The Company operates through the Community Banking segment. The Community Banking segment consists of construction, commercial, retail and mortgage banking operations.

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