Positive News Coverage Very Unlikely to Impact QCR Holdings (QCRH) Share Price

Media headlines about QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) have been trending positive on Friday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. QCR Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.36 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 25 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) traded down 0.69% during trading on Friday, reaching $43.05. 39,371 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. QCR Holdings has a 12 month low of $25.35 and a 12 month high of $47.30. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $43.91 and its 200-day moving average is $41.93. The company has a market capitalization of $566.97 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.54 and a beta of 0.71.

QCR Holdings (NASDAQ:QCRH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 20th. The bank reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $34.95 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $35.79 million. QCR Holdings had a net margin of 20.14% and a return on equity of 10.56%. Analysts expect that QCR Holdings will post $2.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 6th. Investors of record on Friday, June 16th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 14th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.46%. QCR Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 7.41%.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of QCR Holdings in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $46.00 price objective on shares of QCR Holdings in a research report on Monday, April 10th.

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In related news, CEO Thomas D. Budd sold 667 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.80, for a total transaction of $29,881.60. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 4,067 shares in the company, valued at approximately $182,201.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 9.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About QCR Holdings

QCR Holdings, Inc is a multi-bank holding company. The Company serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny and Rockford communities through its banking subsidiaries, Quad City Bank and Trust Company (QCBT), Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust Company (CRBT), Community State Bank (CSB), and Rockford Bank and Trust Company (RB&T), which provide full-service commercial and consumer banking and trust and asset management services.

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