Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact UMB Financial Corp (UMBF) Stock Price

News articles about UMB Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UMBF) have trended positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research firm, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. UMB Financial Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 48 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One’s scoring:

UMBF has been the subject of several recent research reports. Citigroup Inc lowered UMB Financial Corp to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 15th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research lowered UMB Financial Corp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th. Wells Fargo & Co initiated coverage on UMB Financial Corp in a research report on Friday, January 6th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. FBR & Co initiated coverage on UMB Financial Corp in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $80.00 price target for the company. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies lowered UMB Financial Corp from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $78.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $75.80.

UMB Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UMBF) traded down 1.13% on Thursday, hitting $72.64. The stock had a trading volume of 95,268 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $76.08 and its 200-day moving average is $72.53. UMB Financial Corp has a 52-week low of $48.87 and a 52-week high of $81.55. The company has a market cap of $3.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.56 and a beta of 0.81.

UMB Financial Corp (NASDAQ:UMBF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 24th. The company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.06. UMB Financial Corp had a return on equity of 8.37% and a net margin of 15.86%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.70 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that UMB Financial Corp will post $3.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 10th were given a $0.255 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 8th. This represents a $1.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.39%. UMB Financial Corp’s payout ratio is 31.68%.

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About UMB Financial Corp

UMB Financial Corporation is a diversified financial holding company. The Company supplies banking services, institutional investment management, asset servicing and payment solutions to its customers in the United States and around the globe. The Company’s segments include Bank, which provides a range of banking services to commercial, retail, government and correspondent bank customers through the Company’s branches, call center, Internet banking and automated teller machine network; Institutional Investment Management, which provides equity and fixed income investment strategies in the intermediary and institutional markets, and Asset Servicing, which provides services to the asset management industry, supporting a range of investment products, including mutual funds, alternative investments and managed accounts.

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