Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.24

Media stories about Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Community Bankers Trust Corp. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ ESXB) opened at 8.90 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $195.53 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.78. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has a 52 week low of $5.10 and a 52 week high of $9.00. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $8.11 and its 200-day moving average is $7.79.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $12.02 million during the quarter. Community Bankers Trust Corp. had a net margin of 20.74% and a return on equity of 8.61%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Community Bankers Trust Corp. will post $0.49 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $9.00 target price on Community Bankers Trust Corp. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Brean Capital started coverage on Community Bankers Trust Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $9.00 price target on the stock.

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In other news, CFO Bruce E. Thomas sold 46,476 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.94, for a total value of $369,019.44. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 34,922 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $277,280.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Over the last ninety days, insiders bought 3,520 shares of company stock valued at $28,034.

Community Bankers Trust Corp. Company Profile

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB)

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