News stories about Enterprise Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBTC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enterprise Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 43.1553921482152 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Enterprise Bancorp (NASDAQ EBTC) opened at $34.70 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The firm has a market cap of $396.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.66 and a beta of 0.95. Enterprise Bancorp has a 12-month low of $29.02 and a 12-month high of $39.25.

Enterprise Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBTC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The savings and loans company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $28.58 million during the quarter. Enterprise Bancorp had a net margin of 18.64% and a return on equity of 9.67%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th were given a $0.135 dividend. This represents a $0.54 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. Enterprise Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.03%.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Enterprise Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd.

In other news, EVP Stephen J. Irish sold 1,188 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $42,768.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,912 shares in the company, valued at $356,832. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman George L. Duncan sold 10,229 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.39, for a total transaction of $351,775.31. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 390,228 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,419,940.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 24,373 shares of company stock valued at $858,793 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 19.68% of the company’s stock.

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About Enterprise Bancorp

Enterprise Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company of Enterprise Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Company is engaged in the business of gathering deposits from the general public and investing primarily in loans and investment securities and utilizing the resulting cash flows to conduct operations, expand the branch network, and pay dividends to stockholders.

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