Media headlines about Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southwest Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.3461533696577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

OKSB has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. UBS AG raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. raised shares of Southwest Bancorp from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Stephens reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Southwest Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on shares of Southwest Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.33.

Shares of Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) traded down 0.89% during trading on Thursday, reaching $27.85. 13,048 shares of the company traded hands. Southwest Bancorp has a 52 week low of $17.07 and a 52 week high of $29.70. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $26.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $25.66. The company has a market capitalization of $520.38 million, a P/E ratio of 24.65 and a beta of 0.98.

Southwest Bancorp (NASDAQ:OKSB) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.31. Southwest Bancorp had a net margin of 19.38% and a return on equity of 7.44%. The company had revenue of $25.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.28 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Southwest Bancorp will post $1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Southwest Bancorp

Southwest Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates in four segments: Oklahoma Banking, Texas Banking, Kansas Banking and Other Operations. The Oklahoma Banking segment provides deposit and lending services and consists of residential mortgage lending services to customers. The Texas Banking segment and the Kansas Banking segment provide deposit and lending services.

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