Headlines about New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New York Community Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8606401450424 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research firms have weighed in on NYCB. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $11.00 target price on New York Community Bancorp and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub lowered New York Community Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. ValuEngine lowered New York Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on New York Community Bancorp from $13.50 to $14.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded New York Community Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.03.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) opened at 12.12 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $12.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.40. New York Community Bancorp has a 52 week low of $11.83 and a 52 week high of $17.68. The stock has a market cap of $5.93 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.19 and a beta of 0.59.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.03. New York Community Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.46% and a net margin of 25.67%. The firm had revenue of $338.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $326.36 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.26 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that New York Community Bancorp will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th were paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.61%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 3rd. New York Community Bancorp’s payout ratio is 73.91%.

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About New York Community Bancorp

New York Community Bancorp, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking.

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