Headlines about Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eagle Bancorp Montana earned a news impact score of 0.04 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 93 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) traded up 1.64% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.55. 6,657 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $69.19 million, a PE ratio of 14.05 and a beta of 0.37. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 12-month low of $12.19 and a 12-month high of $24.00. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $19.43 and its 200-day moving average is $18.75.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $10.16 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.03 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a return on equity of 9.06% and a net margin of 13.23%. On average, analysts anticipate that Eagle Bancorp Montana will post $1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th.

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About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

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