BancFirst Co. (BANF) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts
BancFirst Co. (NASDAQ:BANF) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.
Analysts have set a 1 year consensus price target of $61.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.93 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given BancFirst an industry rank of 175 out of 257 based on the ratings given to related companies.
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on BANF shares. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BancFirst from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BancFirst from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of BancFirst from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, September 17th.
A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of BANF. Wakefield Asset Management LLLP purchased a new position in BancFirst in the third quarter valued at $235,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC increased its holdings in BancFirst by 52.2% in the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 12,834 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $769,000 after buying an additional 4,401 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in BancFirst by 1.5% in the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 213,974 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $12,828,000 after buying an additional 3,074 shares in the last quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in BancFirst in the third quarter valued at $212,000. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in BancFirst by 1.9% in the third quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 173,782 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $10,418,000 after buying an additional 3,244 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 33.44% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NASDAQ:BANF traded up $0.93 during trading on Friday, reaching $56.99. 242 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 42,910. The firm has a market cap of $1.89 billion, a PE ratio of 20.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.69. BancFirst has a 12-month low of $50.80 and a 12-month high of $65.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a current ratio of 1.02.
BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $98.47 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $96.77 million. BancFirst had a net margin of 27.17% and a return on equity of 13.90%. Equities research analysts predict that BancFirst will post 3.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.
BancFirst Company Profile
BancFirst Corporation operates as the bank holding company for BancFirst that provides a range of commercial banking services to retail customers, and small to medium-sized businesses. It operates through Metropolitan Banks, Community Banks, and Other Financial Services segments. The company offers checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, sweep accounts, club accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as overdraft protection and auto draft services.
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