Boston Private Financial Hldg Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (NASDAQ:BPFH)
Boston Private Financial Hldg (NASDAQ:BPFH) has been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the nine analysts that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings Network reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $12.67.
A number of research firms have recently commented on BPFH. Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of Boston Private Financial Hldg from $12.50 to $13.50 in a research note on Thursday. Analysts at Macquarie reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Boston Private Financial Hldg in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $13.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $13.00.
Shares of Boston Private Financial Hldg (NASDAQ:BPFH) traded up 0.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $12.99. 132,876 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Boston Private Financial Hldg has a 52 week low of $10.07 and a 52 week high of $14.64. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.19 and its 200-day moving average is $12.85. The company has a market cap of $1.044 billion and a P/E ratio of 14.69.
Boston Private Financial Hldg (NASDAQ:BPFH) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, July 15th. The company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Boston Private Financial Hldg will post $0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 6th.
Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH) is the bank holding company for Boston Private Bank & Trust Company (the Bank).
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