Press coverage about First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) has been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. First of Long Island earned a news impact score of -1.27 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the bank an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected First of Long Island’s ranking:

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of American Water Works in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. ValuEngine lowered Virtu Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th. BidaskClub lowered Xilinx from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Icon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 30th.

NASDAQ:FLIC traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $21.39. The stock had a trading volume of 1,507 shares, compared to its average volume of 102,444. The stock has a market cap of $531.37 million, a P/E ratio of 13.12 and a beta of 0.63. First of Long Island has a 1-year low of $17.53 and a 1-year high of $25.85. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $21.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.

First of Long Island (NASDAQ:FLIC) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The bank reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $27.85 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.65 million. First of Long Island had a net margin of 28.70% and a return on equity of 10.80%. As a group, analysts predict that First of Long Island will post 1.74 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, July 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 11th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.18%. First of Long Island’s payout ratio is 41.72%.

In other First of Long Island news, CEO Michael N. Vittorio sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.60, for a total value of $67,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 112,679 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,546,545.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 4.93% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About First of Long Island

The First of Long Island Corporation operates as the holding company for The First National Bank of Long Island that provides financial services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, consumers, public bodies, and other organizations. Its deposit products include business and small business checking, personal checking products, savings accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts and IOLA, escrow service accounts, rent security accounts, time deposits, holiday club accounts, and individual retirement accounts, as well as money market products.

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