Media headlines about Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.1796717600692 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research report on Friday, August 18th. BidaskClub cut shares of Blue Hills Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) remained flat at $$20.90 during trading on Friday. 55,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 60,526. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.04. The stock has a market cap of $560.68, a PE ratio of 36.03 and a beta of 0.27. Blue Hills Bancorp has a 12 month low of $16.40 and a 12 month high of $22.05.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The bank reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $19.78 million for the quarter. Blue Hills Bancorp had a net margin of 19.33% and a return on equity of 3.50%. equities research analysts forecast that Blue Hills Bancorp will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.87%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 28th. Blue Hills Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 75.00%.

In other Blue Hills Bancorp news, CFO Jim Kivlehan bought 12,178 shares of Blue Hills Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of $21.78 per share, with a total value of $265,236.84. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Scott Smith sold 1,950 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.48, for a total transaction of $37,986.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 5,367 shares of company stock worth $108,548. 3.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Blue Hills Bancorp

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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