Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) reached a new 52-week low on Thursday . The company traded as low as $7.81 and last traded at $8.36, with a volume of 11230 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $8.57.

A number of research firms have weighed in on ESXB. Brean Capital set a $11.00 price target on Community Bankers Trust and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 28th. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $10.50 price objective on shares of Community Bankers Trust in a report on Friday, July 27th.

Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $13.19 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $13.00 million.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Community Bankers Trust by 1.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,050,104 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,240,000 after buying an additional 12,835 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new position in Community Bankers Trust during the 3rd quarter valued at about $218,000. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Community Bankers Trust by 79.3% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 82,339 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $724,000 after purchasing an additional 36,407 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in Community Bankers Trust by 29.2% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 181,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,627,000 after purchasing an additional 41,100 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in Community Bankers Trust by 28.4% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 292,759 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,620,000 after purchasing an additional 64,784 shares during the period.

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About Community Bankers Trust (NASDAQ:ESXB)

Community Bankers Trust Corporation operates as the holding company for the Essex Bank that provides financial services primarily to individuals and small businesses. It offers individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts; and commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, and real estate and mortgage loans.

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