Favorable Media Coverage Unlikely to Effect Territorial Bancorp (TBNK) Stock Price

News headlines about Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Territorial Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.39 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 28 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) traded down 0.96% during trading on Thursday, reaching $31.01. 5,332 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $285.01 million, a PE ratio of 17.62 and a beta of 0.28. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $31.62 and a 200 day moving average of $31.30. Territorial Bancorp has a 1-year low of $24.96 and a 1-year high of $34.00.

Territorial Bancorp (NASDAQ:TBNK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.00. Territorial Bancorp had a net margin of 23.30% and a return on equity of 7.24%. Equities analysts forecast that Territorial Bancorp will post $1.87 EPS for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Territorial Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 15th.

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In other news, General Counsel Vernon Hirata sold 1,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.07, for a total value of $43,498.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the general counsel now owns 57,975 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,801,283.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director David S. Murakami sold 4,775 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.94, for a total transaction of $152,513.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 27,363 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $873,974.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 9,675 shares of company stock valued at $312,107 in the last quarter. Insiders own 9.80% of the company’s stock.

Territorial Bancorp Company Profile

Territorial Bancorp Inc is a bank holding company. The Company owns Territorial Savings Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its approximately 30 banking offices located throughout the State of Hawaii. Its business consists of accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits together with funds generated from operations and borrowings in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans and investment securities.

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