Media stories about New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. New York Community Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3763993187228 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of New York Community Bancorp (NYSE NYCB) traded up $0.31 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $13.85. 5,497,578 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,870,000. The company has a market cap of $6,770.00, a P/E ratio of 15.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.65. New York Community Bancorp has a 12-month low of $11.67 and a 12-month high of $15.59. The company has a quick ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.40 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. The firm had revenue of $296.32 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $300.29 million. New York Community Bancorp had a net margin of 25.91% and a return on equity of 6.81%. equities analysts expect that New York Community Bancorp will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 13th will be issued a $0.17 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 12th. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.91%. New York Community Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 75.56%.

Several brokerages have recently commented on NYCB. Bank of America upgraded shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. FBR & Co restated a “sell” rating on shares of New York Community Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of New York Community Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on shares of New York Community Bancorp in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.22.

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New York Community Bancorp Company Profile

New York Community Bancorp, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking.

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