Media headlines about New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. New York Community Bancorp earned a news impact score of 1.22 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research analysts have commented on NYCB shares. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of New York Community Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. B. Riley set a $11.00 price target on shares of New York Community Bancorp and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 price target on shares of New York Community Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, July 26th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $14.00 price target on shares of New York Community Bancorp and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.32.

Shares of NYSE NYCB opened at $9.50 on Friday. New York Community Bancorp has a one year low of $8.88 and a one year high of $14.53. The company has a current ratio of 1.37, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.20. The company has a market cap of $4.63 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.65.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20. New York Community Bancorp had a net margin of 26.41% and a return on equity of 6.60%. The business had revenue of $272.43 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $285.05 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.21 earnings per share. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that New York Community Bancorp will post 0.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 20th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.16%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 5th. New York Community Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 83.95%.

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New York Community Bancorp Company Profile

New York Community Bancorp, Inc operates as a holding company for New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank that offer banking products and financial services in Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona. The company offers various deposit products that include checking and savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, NOW and money market accounts, and non-interest-bearing accounts.

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