News headlines about LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. LegacyTexas Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5218823032674 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

NASDAQ LTXB opened at $41.99 on Friday. LegacyTexas Financial Group has a fifty-two week low of $34.58 and a fifty-two week high of $46.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a PE ratio of 19.26, a P/E/G ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 1.09, a current ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75.

LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by ($0.19). LegacyTexas Financial Group had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 23.15%. The company had revenue of $91.51 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $89.67 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.37 earnings per share. research analysts predict that LegacyTexas Financial Group will post 2.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 30th were issued a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, April 27th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.52%. LegacyTexas Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.36%.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded LegacyTexas Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 26th. ValuEngine upgraded LegacyTexas Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of LegacyTexas Financial Group in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. UBS Group downgraded LegacyTexas Financial Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 target price on shares of LegacyTexas Financial Group in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.00.

In other news, Director George A. Fisk sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.42, for a total value of $222,100.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

LegacyTexas Financial Group Company Profile

LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc operates as the holding company for LegacyTexas Bank that provides various banking products and services in the United States. Its deposit products include interest-bearing and non-interest-bearing demand accounts, savings, money market, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts.

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