News coverage about Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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. Bank of Hawaii Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 44.8827679696537 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) opened at 84.02 on Wednesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $79.69 and its 200 day moving average is $80.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.58 billion, a PE ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 0.99. Bank of Hawaii Corporation has a 12-month low of $71.78 and a 12-month high of $90.80.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The bank reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $157.52 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $157.76 million. Bank of Hawaii Corporation had a net margin of 27.28% and a return on equity of 15.45%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.03 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Bank of Hawaii Corporation will post $4.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were issued a dividend of $0.52 per share. This is a boost from Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $2.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.48%. Bank of Hawaii Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 48.48%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on BOH shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Bank of Hawaii Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub cut Bank of Hawaii Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $85.00 price target on shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation in a report on Friday, September 15th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $83.00 price target (up previously from $81.00) on shares of Bank of Hawaii Corporation in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their price target on Bank of Hawaii Corporation from $74.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $86.40.

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In related news, insider Donna A. Tanoue sold 1,185 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.86, for a total value of $91,079.10. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 15,204 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,168,579.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Donna A. Tanoue sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.88, for a total value of $461,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 9,969 shares in the company, valued at $766,416.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 11,235 shares of company stock valued at $860,767 in the last three months. 2.16% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Bank of Hawaii Corporation

Bank of Hawaii Corporation is a bank holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Bank of Hawaii (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial products and services primarily to customers in Hawaii, Guam and other Pacific Islands. It operates in four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services, and Treasury and Other.

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