Media coverage about German American Bancorp (NASDAQ:GABC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. German American 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 47.0719279162324 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.

Shares of German American Bancorp (NASDAQ:GABC) opened at $36.67 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $840.84, a PE ratio of 23.36 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. German American Bancorp has a twelve month low of $28.71 and a twelve month high of $39.02.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 20th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th were issued a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%. German American Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.12%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of German American Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of German American Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of German American Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.75.

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German American Bancorp Company Profile

German American Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company, through its banking subsidiary German American Bancorp, operated 51 banking offices in 19 contiguous southern Indiana counties and one northern Kentucky county. Its segments are core banking, trust and investment advisory services, insurance, and other.

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