Press coverage about Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Republic Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.8023934747238 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ RBCAA) traded up 1.41% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $34.53. 17,861 shares of the stock traded hands. Republic Bancorp has a 12-month low of $28.56 and a 12-month high of $40.74. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $35.33 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.02. The stock has a market cap of $720.23 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.51 and a beta of 0.48.
Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 21st. The bank reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48. The firm had revenue of $56.06 million during the quarter. Republic Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.14% and a net margin of 19.33%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Republic Bancorp will post $2.34 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. Republic Bancorp’s payout ratio is 36.82%.
Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of Republic Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Republic Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th.
About Republic Bancorp
Republic Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the Bank) and Republic Insurance Services, Inc (the Captive). The Bank is a Kentucky-based, state chartered non-member financial institution. The Captive is an insurance subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through four segments: Traditional Banking, which provides traditional banking products to customers; Warehouse Lending (Warehouse), which provides short-term, revolving credit facilities to mortgage bankers across the United States through mortgage warehouse lines of credit; Mortgage Banking, which originates, sells and services long-term, single family, first lien residential real estate loans, and Republic Processing Group (RPG), which facilitates the receipt and payment of federal and state tax refund products.
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