Headlines about Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Marlin Business Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.6199676986027 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several analysts have issued reports on MRLN shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Marlin Business Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods started coverage on shares of Marlin Business Services in a research report on Tuesday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $26.00 price objective for the company. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Marlin Business Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.33.

Shares of Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) opened at $22.75 on Thursday. Marlin Business Services has a 1 year low of $20.10 and a 1 year high of $29.95. The stock has a market cap of $286.46, a P/E ratio of 16.24 and a beta of 1.22.

Marlin Business Services (NASDAQ:MRLN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.11). Marlin Business Services had a net margin of 13.40% and a return on equity of 10.84%. The firm had revenue of $23.14 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.60 million.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 6th were given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 3rd. Marlin Business Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 50.00%.

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About Marlin Business Services

Marlin Business Services Corp. is a bank holding company and a financial holding company. The Company is a provider of credit products and services to small businesses. The Company provides products and services to its customers, which include loans and leases for the acquisition of commercial equipment, working capital loans, and insurance products.

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