Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) is scheduled to be issuing its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, October 20th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.56 per share for the quarter.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.04. Enterprise Financial Services Corp. had a net margin of 26.51% and a return on equity of 12.11%. On average, analysts expect Enterprise Financial Services Corp. to post $2.3 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.33 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Earnings History for Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC)

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) opened at 32.50 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $650.59 million, a PE ratio of 15.13 and a beta of 0.78. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $31.43 and a 200-day moving average of $28.72. Enterprise Financial Services Corp. has a 52-week low of $25.01 and a 52-week high of $33.37.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 15th were paid a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, September 13th. This is a boost from Enterprise Financial Services Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.35%. Enterprise Financial Services Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 20.47%.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. by 8.5% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 727,524 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,291,000 after buying an additional 56,951 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P acquired a new position in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,098,000. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $482,000. Highbridge Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. during the second quarter valued at approximately $370,000. Finally, Ativo Capital Management LLC raised its position in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. by 54.8% in the second quarter. Ativo Capital Management LLC now owns 30,509 shares of the company’s stock valued at $851,000 after buying an additional 10,800 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.30% of the company’s stock.

EFSC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. Piper Jaffray Cos. initiated coverage on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. in a research note on Monday, July 11th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $31.25 target price for the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. from $30.00 to $31.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, DA Davidson raised their target price on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $33.31.

About Enterprise Financial Services Corp.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company. The Company is the holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.

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