Bank of Hawaii Co. (NYSE:BOH) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $82.00.

A number of research firms recently commented on BOH. TheStreet cut shares of Bank of Hawaii from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, March 12th. Compass Point raised shares of Bank of Hawaii from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 21st.

Shares of Bank of Hawaii stock traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $64.35. 246,800 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 277,859. Bank of Hawaii has a 12 month low of $46.70 and a 12 month high of $95.68. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $61.36 and a 200 day simple moving average of $77.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.70. The company has a market capitalization of $2.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.84, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 1.28.

Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 20th. The bank reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.74 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $172.12 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $168.40 million. Bank of Hawaii had a net margin of 26.13% and a return on equity of 15.55%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.43 EPS. Analysts predict that Bank of Hawaii will post 3.97 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 12th. Investors of record on Friday, May 29th will be paid a $0.67 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 28th. This represents a $2.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.16%. Bank of Hawaii’s dividend payout ratio is 48.20%.

In other Bank of Hawaii news, Director Barbara J. Tanabe acquired 1,000 shares of Bank of Hawaii stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 23rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $58.97 per share, for a total transaction of $58,970.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 10,827 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $638,468.19. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director John C. Erickson acquired 350 shares of Bank of Hawaii stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $73.79 per share, with a total value of $25,826.50. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 1,643 shares in the company, valued at approximately $121,236.97. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased a total of 2,750 shares of company stock valued at $165,217 over the last quarter. 2.14% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Sunbelt Securities Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Bank of Hawaii during the 4th quarter worth $4,758,000. Great Diamond Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Bank of Hawaii in the fourth quarter worth about $37,000. Orion Portfolio Solutions LLC purchased a new stake in Bank of Hawaii in the fourth quarter worth about $45,000. Arden Trust Co purchased a new stake in Bank of Hawaii in the first quarter worth about $26,000. Finally, WASHINGTON TRUST Co purchased a new stake in Bank of Hawaii in the first quarter worth about $30,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 73.94% of the company’s stock.

About Bank of Hawaii

Bank of Hawaii Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Bank of Hawaii that provides financial products and services in Hawaii, Guam, and other Pacific Islands. It operates through four segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, Investment Services and Private Banking, and Treasury and Other.

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