News articles about Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ:NWBI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. 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 public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Northwest Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.4406519019761 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.
Shares of NASDAQ NWBI opened at $17.64 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. Northwest Bancshares has a 12 month low of $15.06 and a 12 month high of $17.99. The company has a market cap of $1.82 billion, a PE ratio of 21.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 0.65.
Northwest Bancshares (NASDAQ:NWBI) last issued its earnings results on Monday, April 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.24. Northwest Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.78% and a net margin of 21.53%. The company had revenue of $103.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $106.47 million. research analysts expect that Northwest Bancshares will post 1 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 2nd. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.85%. Northwest Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 80.95%.
NWBI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub raised Northwest Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Northwest Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Northwest Bancshares in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.
About Northwest Bancshares
Northwest Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Northwest Savings Bank that offers various personal and business banking solutions in the United States. The company offers personal and business deposits, such as checking, savings, money market deposit, term certificate, and individual retirement accounts.
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