Media coverage about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) has been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Equity BancShares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.2953420301627 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on EQBK. BidaskClub cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. Equity BancShares has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.00.

Equity BancShares stock opened at $40.52 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.94. The firm has a market cap of $648.21 million, a PE ratio of 20.46 and a beta of 0.52. Equity BancShares has a fifty-two week low of $32.92 and a fifty-two week high of $44.30.

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 20th. The bank reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by ($0.23). The company had revenue of $35.51 million for the quarter. Equity BancShares had a net margin of 17.33% and a return on equity of 9.04%. equities analysts forecast that Equity BancShares will post 2.36 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP Julie A. Huber sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.57, for a total transaction of $124,710.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 14.90% of the company’s stock.

Equity BancShares Company Profile

Equity Bancshares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Equity Bank that provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses, business owners, and individuals. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand, savings, money market, and time deposits. Its loan products include commercial and industrial, commercial real estate-backed, commercial lines of credit, working capital, term, equipment financing, acquisition, expansion and development, borrowing base, real estate construction loans, homebuilder, agricultural, government guaranteed, and other loans, as well as letters of credit to national and regional companies, restaurant franchisees, hoteliers, real estate developers, manufacturing and industrial companies, agribusiness companies, and other businesses.

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