Press coverage about Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1966414892857 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $33.82. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,913 shares, compared to its average volume of 25,530. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82. The company has a market cap of $618.26, a PE ratio of 17.34, a PEG ratio of 2.00 and a beta of 0.73. Peoples Bancorp has a 1-year low of $27.70 and a 1-year high of $35.43.

Peoples Bancorp (NASDAQ:PEBO) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $41.83 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.96 million. Peoples Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.99% and a net margin of 21.10%. analysts forecast that Peoples Bancorp will post 2.11 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.60%. Peoples Bancorp’s payout ratio is 43.56%.

PEBO has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Peoples Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, October 27th. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $34.00 target price on shares of Peoples Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Peoples Bancorp has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.00.

In other news, Director S Craig Beam sold 7,939 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.77, for a total value of $268,100.03. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders sold a total of 12,895 shares of company stock valued at $433,159 in the last three months. Insiders own 3.04% of the company’s stock.

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Peoples Bancorp Company Profile

Peoples Bancorp Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates principally through its subsidiary, Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank’s operating subsidiaries include Peoples Insurance Agency, LLC (Peoples Insurance) and two asset management companies, PBNA, LLC. and Peoples Tax Credit Equity, LLC.

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