Media stories about Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank Mutual Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.079281704265 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

BKMU has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Bank Mutual Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Hovde Group lowered Bank Mutual Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $10.50 price target on the stock. in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bank Mutual Corporation in a research report on Sunday, July 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Bank Mutual Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.58.

Shares of Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ BKMU) traded down 1.06% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.35. The company had a trading volume of 205,984 shares. Bank Mutual Corporation has a 1-year low of $7.52 and a 1-year high of $10.20. The company has a market capitalization of $429.46 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.97 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.47.

Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09. The business had revenue of $24.71 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.10 million. Bank Mutual Corporation had a return on equity of 5.67% and a net margin of 14.77%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Bank Mutual Corporation will post $0.37 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be given a dividend of $0.055 per share. This represents a $0.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 16th. Bank Mutual Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 61.11%.

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About Bank Mutual Corporation

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.

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