News coverage about Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news 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. Equity BancShares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.4017866925709 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several brokerages have commented on EQBK. BidaskClub lowered Equity BancShares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Equity BancShares in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Equity BancShares from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.00.

Shares of Equity BancShares (EQBK) opened at $35.96 on Monday. Equity BancShares has a 1 year low of $29.13 and a 1 year high of $36.99. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $525.20, a PE ratio of 26.44 and a beta of 1.02.

In other news, Director Michael R. Downing sold 10,023 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total value of $350,805.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 14.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Equity BancShares Company Profile

Equity Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal activity is the ownership and management of its subsidiary, Equity Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners, as well as individuals through its network of over 30 branches located in Kansas and Missouri.

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