Media stories about Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Republic Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.6691300498097 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on RBCAA. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Republic Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday. BidaskClub cut shares of Republic Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th.

Shares of Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ RBCAA) opened at 38.89 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $811.17 million, a PE ratio of 16.34 and a beta of 0.49. Republic Bancorp has a 12 month low of $28.56 and a 12 month high of $40.74. The company has a 50-day moving average of $34.96 and a 200 day moving average of $35.01.

Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 21st. The bank reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48. The company had revenue of $56.06 million for the quarter. Republic Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.14% and a net margin of 19.33%. On average, analysts anticipate that Republic Bancorp will post $2.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.26%. Republic Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 36.82%.

In other Republic Bancorp news, EVP Steven E. Deweese sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.50, for a total value of $34,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 42,230 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,456,935. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Steven E. Deweese sold 1,115 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.49, for a total value of $39,571.35. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 41,630 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,477,448.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 52.30% of the company’s stock.

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Republic Bancorp Company Profile

Republic Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the Bank) and Republic Insurance Services, Inc (the Captive). The Bank is a Kentucky-based, state chartered non-member financial institution. The Captive is an insurance subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through four segments: Traditional Banking, which provides traditional banking products to customers; Warehouse Lending (Warehouse), which provides short-term, revolving credit facilities to mortgage bankers across the United States through mortgage warehouse lines of credit; Mortgage Banking, which originates, sells and services long-term, single family, first lien residential real estate loans, and Republic Processing Group (RPG), which facilitates the receipt and payment of federal and state tax refund products.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Republic Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBCAA)

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