News headlines about New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. New York Community Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.326226568086 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 headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $14.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,870,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,980,000. The firm has a market cap of $6,930.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 0.65. New York Community Bancorp has a 52-week low of $11.67 and a 52-week high of $15.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 1.40 and a quick ratio of 1.40.

New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17. The firm had revenue of $296.32 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $300.29 million. New York Community Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.81% and a net margin of 25.91%. equities research analysts forecast that New York Community Bancorp will post 0.86 EPS 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 given a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.80%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 12th. New York Community Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 75.56%.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on New York Community Bancorp from $14.00 to $14.75 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine cut New York Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut New York Community Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 3rd. TheStreet lowered New York Community Bancorp from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, B. Riley raised New York Community Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $12.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. New York Community Bancorp presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $13.22.

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About New York Community Bancorp

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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