Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) Director Eugene S. Putnam, Jr. purchased 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 23rd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.03 per share, with a total value of $10,836.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 99,611 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $899,487.33. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

NASDAQ ESXB opened at $8.95 on Wednesday. Community Bankers Trust Corp has a 52-week low of $7.90 and a 52-week high of $10.05.

Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.03. Community Bankers Trust had a net margin of 23.37% and a return on equity of 9.39%. The company had revenue of $12.78 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $13.10 million.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its position in Community Bankers Trust by 29.2% during the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 181,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,627,000 after buying an additional 41,100 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in Community Bankers Trust by 28.4% during the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 292,759 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,620,000 after buying an additional 64,784 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in Community Bankers Trust by 2.9% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,037,269 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,284,000 after buying an additional 29,422 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. acquired a new position in Community Bankers Trust during the second quarter worth about $411,000. Finally, Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. grew its position in Community Bankers Trust by 7.7% during the second quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 404,946 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,624,000 after buying an additional 28,894 shares during the period.

ESXB has been the subject of several analyst reports. Brean Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Community Bankers Trust in a report on Monday, July 16th. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and set a $10.50 price target on shares of Community Bankers Trust in a report on Friday, July 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.17.

About Community Bankers Trust

Community Bankers Trust Corporation operates as the holding company for the Essex Bank that provides financial services primarily to individuals and small businesses. It offers individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts; and commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, and real estate and mortgage loans.

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