Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows
News coverage about Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Mutual earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4314915811775 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Why VBS Mutual Bank placed under curatorship (702.co.za)
- Strong growth means Eastern Bank now faces stress tests, less fee income (msn.com)
- For Eastern Bank, joining the big time comes at a cost (bostonglobe.com)
- Black Business Council tries to intervene on behalf of VBS Mutual Bank (citizen.co.za)
- VBS bank could come out of curatorship stronger— Treasury (mg.co.za)
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on BKMU shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Bank Mutual from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. BidaskClub upgraded Bank Mutual from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th.
Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. Bank Mutual had a return on equity of 2.59% and a net margin of 7.36%. The business had revenue of $25.39 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.10 million. research analysts forecast that Bank Mutual will post 0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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About Bank Mutual
Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.
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