News coverage about Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Hills Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.2377118283095 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have commented on BHBK. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a report on Friday, August 18th. BidaskClub cut Blue Hills Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th.

Shares of Blue Hills Bancorp (BHBK) traded up 0.50% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $20.10. The stock had a trading volume of 29,949 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $19.18 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.48. The stock has a market cap of $499.46 million, a PE ratio of 28.63 and a beta of 0.24. Blue Hills Bancorp has a 52-week low of $14.51 and a 52-week high of $20.60.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.02. Blue Hills Bancorp had a net margin of 17.56% and a return on equity of 2.94%. The firm had revenue of $20.92 million during the quarter. Equities analysts predict that Blue Hills Bancorp will post $0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 20th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, September 19th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.99%. Blue Hills Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 84.51%.

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Blue Hills Bancorp Company Profile

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for the Blue Hills Bank (the Bank). Blue Hills Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank provided financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses and government and non-profit organizations online and through its 11 full-service branch offices located in Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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