Press coverage about MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MB Financial earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3483645369632 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) opened at $40.44 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,390.00, a P/E ratio of 11.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.88. MB Financial has a fifty-two week low of $38.28 and a fifty-two week high of $47.64.

MB Financial (NASDAQ:MBFI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $242.71 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $251.78 million. MB Financial had a net margin of 29.25% and a return on equity of 8.11%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that MB Financial will post 2.81 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on MBFI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded MB Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective on shares of MB Financial in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $44.00 price objective on shares of MB Financial in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price objective on shares of MB Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded MB Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.22.

In other news, insider Mark A. Heckler sold 13,804 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.25, for a total value of $638,435.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 55,236 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,554,665. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Jill E. York sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.60, for a total value of $223,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 65,430 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,918,178. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 4.93% of the company’s stock.

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About MB Financial

MB Financial, Inc (MB Financial) is a financial holding company. The Company’s segments include banking, leasing and mortgage banking. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s primary market was the Chicago metropolitan area, in which the Company operated 95 banking offices through its bank subsidiary, MB Financial Bank, N.A.

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