Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.09

News headlines about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.1757357391709 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

PEBO stock traded down $0.40 during trading on Friday, hitting $35.79. The stock had a trading volume of 20,897 shares, compared to its average volume of 41,769. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Peoples Bancorp has a twelve month low of $29.55 and a twelve month high of $39.58. The stock has a market cap of $706.99 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.87, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 0.72.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, July 24th. The bank reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $46.62 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.56 million. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.07% and a net margin of 20.70%. equities analysts forecast that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 20th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 7th. Peoples Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 49.12%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PEBO shares. Hovde Group set a $39.00 price objective on Peoples Bancorp and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine upgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. BidaskClub upgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 26th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, April 27th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.50.

Peoples Bancorp Company Profile

Peoples Bancorp Inc operates as the holding company for Peoples Bank that provides commercial and retail banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and provides commercial real estate construction loans, other commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, residential real estate loans, home equity lines of credit, and indirect and other consumer loans.

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