Media stories about First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. First Connecticut Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 49.9563414068692 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

FBNK stock opened at $24.75 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $398.65, a PE ratio of 18.75 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a current ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. First Connecticut Bancorp has a 1 year low of $23.25 and a 1 year high of $28.50.

First Connecticut Bancorp (NASDAQ:FBNK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The bank reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $24.07 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.35 million. First Connecticut Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.11% and a net margin of 14.85%. sell-side analysts expect that First Connecticut Bancorp will post 1.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

FBNK has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Finally, Piper Jaffray raised shares of First Connecticut Bancorp from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th.

In other news, Director Kenneth F. Burns sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.27, for a total transaction of $25,270.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders have bought a total of 1,370 shares of company stock worth $34,381 in the last three months. Insiders own 10.80% of the company’s stock.

About First Connecticut Bancorp

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for Farmington Bank that provides various consumer and commercial banking services to businesses and individuals in the United States. The company offers various deposit instruments, including checking, savings, money market savings, and negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, as well as fixed-rate time deposits.

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