Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Share Price

Media stories about Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Northfield Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 48.111583789227 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Shares of Northfield Bancorp opened at $15.96 on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. Northfield Bancorp has a twelve month low of $15.88 and a twelve month high of $15.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $777.27 million, a P/E ratio of 21.86, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 0.35.

Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The bank reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.02. Northfield Bancorp had a net margin of 17.38% and a return on equity of 5.43%. The company had revenue of $29.95 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.87 million. sell-side analysts predict that Northfield Bancorp will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 9th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 8th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.51%. Northfield Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 54.79%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on NFBK. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $16.50 price target on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a report on Monday, March 26th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Northfield Bancorp from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, April 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.60.

In related news, Director Gil Chapman sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total value of $48,750.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 70,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,150,500. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 2,449 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.19, for a total transaction of $39,649.31. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 198,742 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,217,632.98. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 75,278 shares of company stock worth $1,209,045. 9.34% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Northfield Bancorp Company Profile

Northfield Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Northfield Bank that provides various banking products and services primarily to individuals and corporate customers. It accepts various deposits products, including transaction accounts comprising negotiable orders of withdrawal accounts and non-interest bearing checking accounts; savings accounts, such as money market, passbook, and statement savings; certificates of deposit consisting of individual retirement accounts; and brokered deposits.

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