Green Bancorp (GNBC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media coverage about Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Green Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC) traded down 1.054% during trading on Thursday, reaching $16.425. 77,409 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market capitalization is $607.58 million. The company has a 50 day moving average of $16.84 and a 200-day moving average of $14.27. Green Bancorp has a 1-year low of $7.05 and a 1-year high of $18.28.

Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.14. Green Bancorp had a negative return on equity of 0.16% and a negative net margin of 0.57%. Equities analysts predict that Green Bancorp will post $0.94 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on GNBC shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Green Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 8th. Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Green Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 15th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Green Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Green Bancorp currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.71.

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Green Bancorp Company Profile

Green Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s subsidiary, Green Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered commercial bank, provided commercial and private banking services primarily to Texas based customers through 22 full service branches in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and other markets.

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