Blue Hills Bancorp (BHBK) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Hills Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.4545517113265 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of BHBK stock traded down $0.38 on Monday, hitting $20.47. The stock had a trading volume of 14,706 shares, compared to its average volume of 80,767. The company has a market capitalization of $560.02, a PE ratio of 36.61 and a beta of 0.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Blue Hills Bancorp has a 52-week low of $17.35 and a 52-week high of $22.05.

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Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last announced its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.16. The business had revenue of $20.72 million during the quarter. Blue Hills Bancorp had a net margin of 16.19% and a return on equity of 3.47%. equities research analysts predict that Blue Hills Bancorp will post 0.83 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a None dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th were paid a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.97%. Blue Hills Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 107.14%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on BHBK shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Blue Hills Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $22.50 price objective on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Piper Jaffray reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $22.50 price objective on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th.

In other news, Director Scott Smith sold 1,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.95, for a total value of $37,905.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 3.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Blue Hills Bancorp

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for the Blue Hills Bank (the Bank). Blue Hills Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank provided financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses and government and non-profit organizations online and through its 11 full-service branch offices located in Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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