News headlines about Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) (TSE:BMO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news 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 positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of Montreal earned a daily sentiment score of 1.93 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the bank an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Bank of Montreal’s ranking:

Shares of Bank of Montreal stock traded down $3.04 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $71.84. 1,165,313 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 465,965. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16. The company has a market capitalization of $47.70 billion, a PE ratio of 11.51, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.11. Bank of Montreal has a 52 week low of $71.81 and a 52 week high of $84.71.

Several brokerages have weighed in on BMO. TD Securities lowered Bank of Montreal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Canaccord Genuity raised Bank of Montreal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bank of Montreal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 13th. ValuEngine downgraded Bank of Montreal from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 1st. Finally, Barclays restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bank of Montreal in a research note on Friday, November 16th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $104.67.

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Bank of Montreal Company Profile

Bank of Montreal provides diversified financial services primarily in North America. It operates through three groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, Wealth Management, and BMO Capital Markets. The company's personal banking products and services include checking and savings accounts, credit cards, mortgages, creditor insurance products, and financial and investment advice services; and commercial banking products and services comprise business deposit accounts, commercial credit cards, business loans and commercial mortgages, cash management solutions, foreign exchange, and specialized banking programs for small business and commercial banking customers.

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