News coverage about Veritex Holdings (NASDAQ:VBTX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Veritex Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.686566871094 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

VBTX has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Veritex Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 23rd. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price target on shares of Veritex Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub downgraded Veritex Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Stephens set a $32.00 price target on Veritex Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.83.

Veritex Holdings (VBTX) traded down 1.50% on Friday, hitting $25.64. The stock had a trading volume of 284,010 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $26.70 and a 200-day moving average of $27.26. The company has a market cap of $580.41 million, a PE ratio of 25.39 and a beta of 1.66. Veritex Holdings has a one year low of $15.46 and a one year high of $29.43.

Veritex Holdings (NASDAQ:VBTX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. Veritex Holdings had a return on equity of 6.09% and a net margin of 22.61%. The business had revenue of $14.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.40 million. Equities analysts expect that Veritex Holdings will post $1.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Veritex Holdings Company Profile

Veritex Holdings, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Veritex Community Bank (the Bank), a Texas state chartered bank, provides relationship-driven commercial banking products and services tailored to meet the needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals.

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