Esquire Financial Holdings (ESQ) Getting Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
News headlines about Esquire Financial Holdings (NYSE:ESQ) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Esquire Financial Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 44.827726152162 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Sandler O’Neill assumed coverage on Esquire Financial Holdings in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $17.00 target price on the stock.
Shares of Esquire Financial Holdings (ESQ) traded down 0.493% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $15.125. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,969 shares. Esquire Financial Holdings has a 12-month low of $14.51 and a 12-month high of $16.16. The company’s market cap is $110.59 million. The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.14 and a 200 day moving average of $15.06.
In other Esquire Financial Holdings news, Director Kevin C. Waterhouse acquired 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.27 per share, for a total transaction of $30,540.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 49,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $748,230. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Selig Zises acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $14.75 per share, for a total transaction of $147,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 177,880 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,623,730. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders bought 56,451 shares of company stock worth $840,900 over the last 90 days.
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Esquire Financial Holdings Company Profile
Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Esquire Bank, National Association (the Bank). The Bank is a full service commercial bank engaged in serving the financial needs of the legal and small business communities on a national basis, as well as commercial and retail customers in the New York metropolitan market.
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