Media coverage about Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank Mutual Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0505472097703 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU) traded down 2.80% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $10.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 220,127 shares. Bank Mutual Corporation has a 12-month low of $7.70 and a 12-month high of $10.80. The firm has a market cap of $477.69 million, a PE ratio of 28.89 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $10.10 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.51.

Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $24.94 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.50 million. Bank Mutual Corporation had a return on equity of 5.72% and a net margin of 14.19%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.10 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Bank Mutual Corporation will post $0.37 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have issued reports on BKMU. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Bank Mutual Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 target price on shares of Bank Mutual Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub downgraded Bank Mutual Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Hovde Group downgraded Bank Mutual Corporation from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $10.50 target price for the company. in a research report on Friday, July 21st.

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In related news, insider Michael W. Dosland sold 32,493 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.53, for a total value of $342,151.29. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 36,907 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $388,630.71. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 10.00% of the company’s stock.

About Bank Mutual Corporation

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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