News headlines about First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Connecticut Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 47.3985481302512 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ FBNK) opened at $26.40 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.12, a quick ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The company has a market cap of $416.37, a P/E ratio of 20.95 and a beta of 0.67. First Connecticut Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $20.50 and a fifty-two week high of $28.50.

First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 18th. The bank reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.35. The business had revenue of $24.15 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.30 million. First Connecticut Bancorp had a net margin of 18.24% and a return on equity of 7.43%. analysts anticipate that First Connecticut Bancorp will post 1.35 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 18th. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. This is a boost from First Connecticut Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 7th. First Connecticut Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 47.62%.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. BidaskClub cut shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of First Connecticut Bancorp in a report on Sunday, September 17th.

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About First Connecticut Bancorp

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc (FCB) is a stock holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Farmington Bank (the Bank), which is a full-service community bank with branch locations throughout central Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The Bank offers commercial and residential lending, as well as wealth management services.

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