News articles about BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) have trended positive on Wednesday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BOK Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.34 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 68 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
Shares of BOK Financial (BOKF) traded up 0.168% on Wednesday, reaching $80.705. The company had a trading volume of 59,216 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.052 and a beta of 0.90. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $82.02 and a 200 day moving average price of $81.49. BOK Financial has a 1-year low of $56.08 and a 1-year high of $88.78.
BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The bank reported $1.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.31. BOK Financial had a return on equity of 6.85% and a net margin of 15.20%. The firm had revenue of $365.53 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $358.93 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.64 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that BOK Financial will post $5.26 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 26th. Investors of record on Friday, May 12th were given a dividend of $0.44 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 10th. This represents a $1.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.18%. BOK Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 49.86%.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Wedbush upped their price target on BOK Financial from $79.00 to $83.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of BOK Financial in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BOK Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $97.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. TheStreet lowered BOK Financial from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 8th. Finally, Stephens restated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of BOK Financial in a research report on Tuesday. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $86.50.
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In other BOK Financial news, EVP Scott Grauer sold 865 shares of BOK Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $85.57, for a total value of $74,018.05. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 25,685 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,197,865.45. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Donald T. Parker sold 7,650 shares of BOK Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.75, for a total transaction of $633,037.50. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 43,610 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,608,727.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 14,985 shares of company stock valued at $1,231,453 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 61.30% of the company’s stock.
About BOK Financial
BOK Financial Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company offers full service banking in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona and Kansas/Missouri. The Company’s segments include Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, Wealth Management, and Funds Management and Other.
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