Press coverage about Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Hills Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.2429797498272 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely 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 Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

BHBK has been the subject of a number of research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $22.50 price objective on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $22.50 price objective on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Blue Hills Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ BHBK) traded up $0.45 on Friday, reaching $19.95. The company had a trading volume of 115,730 shares, compared to its average volume of 44,365. Blue Hills Bancorp has a 52-week low of $16.40 and a 52-week high of $22.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $535.22, a PE ratio of 29.34 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16. Blue Hills Bancorp had a return on equity of 3.47% and a net margin of 16.19%. The company had revenue of $20.72 million during the quarter. research analysts forecast that Blue Hills Bancorp will post 0.83 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Blue Hills Bancorp news, Director Brian G. Leary sold 1,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.89, for a total value of $39,691.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director George E. Clancy sold 1,517 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.35, for a total value of $30,870.95. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 18,795 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $382,478.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 4,517 shares of company stock valued at $92,991 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Blue Hills Bancorp

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for the Blue Hills Bank (the Bank). Blue Hills Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank provided financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses and government and non-profit organizations online and through its 11 full-service branch offices located in Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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