BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) Getting Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. BNC Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ BNCN) opened at 35.15 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $33.07 and its 200-day moving average price is $33.59. BNC Bancorp has a one year low of $21.54 and a one year high of $37.15.

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $74.43 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $76.80 million. BNC Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.37% and a net margin of 19.39%. Analysts forecast that BNC Bancorp will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on BNCN shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $37.75 price objective on shares of BNC Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BNC Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 21st. BidaskClub upgraded BNC Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded BNC Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.69.

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In other news, Director W Swope Montgomery, Jr. sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, April 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.90, for a total value of $50,850.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 92,852 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,147,682.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 6.16% of the company’s stock.

About BNC Bancorp

BNC Bancorp is a one-bank holding company for Bank of North Carolina (the Bank). The Bank is a full service commercial bank, which provides a range of banking services tailored to the particular banking needs of the communities it serves. It is engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and using those deposits, together with other funding from its lines of credit, to make commercial and consumer loans.

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