News stories about Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Marin Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.5299799778058 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Bank of Marin Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price objective on shares of Bank of Marin Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. ValuEngine raised Bank of Marin Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Bank of Marin Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, December 25th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $74.00 price objective on shares of Bank of Marin Bancorp in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $74.75.

Shares of Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) opened at $67.05 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.91. The company has a market capitalization of $464.09, a PE ratio of 25.99, a P/E/G ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 0.76. Bank of Marin Bancorp has a 52-week low of $59.05 and a 52-week high of $77.90.

Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, January 22nd. The bank reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $22.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.10 million. Bank of Marin Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.57% and a net margin of 18.83%. analysts anticipate that Bank of Marin Bancorp will post 4.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd were given a $0.29 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.73%. Bank of Marin Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 44.96%.

In other news, Director Leslie E. Murphy bought 3,676 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $68.00 per share, for a total transaction of $249,968.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 3,936 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $267,648. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. 5.17% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Bank of Marin Bancorp

Bank of Marin Bancorp (Bancorp) is the holding company for Bank of Marin (the Bank). The Company’s business banking focus is on small to medium-sized businesses, professionals and not-for-profit organizations. The Company operates through 23 offices in Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Napa and Alameda counties.

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