BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by stock analysts at Brean Capital in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday.

A number of other research analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of BancorpSouth in a research report on Friday, October 20th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of BancorpSouth from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $32.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $31.00 price target on shares of BancorpSouth in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BancorpSouth from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.13.

Shares of BancorpSouth (NYSE BXS) traded down $0.10 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $33.25. 435,052 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 449,063. The company has a market capitalization of $3,014.76, a P/E ratio of 20.35 and a beta of 1.40. BancorpSouth has a 12 month low of $27.20 and a 12 month high of $34.45. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.

BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $186.52 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $191.32 million. BancorpSouth had a net margin of 19.59% and a return on equity of 8.97%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.40 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that BancorpSouth will post 1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Aperio Group LLC increased its stake in shares of BancorpSouth by 4.5% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 17,528 shares of the bank’s stock worth $535,000 after purchasing an additional 753 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in shares of BancorpSouth by 4.7% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 164,678 shares of the bank’s stock worth $5,022,000 after purchasing an additional 7,380 shares in the last quarter. ING Groep NV purchased a new stake in shares of BancorpSouth in the second quarter worth $308,000. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in shares of BancorpSouth by 3.8% in the second quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 50,313 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,531,000 after purchasing an additional 1,834 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in shares of BancorpSouth by 34.4% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 6,063 shares of the bank’s stock worth $186,000 after purchasing an additional 1,553 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 66.37% of the company’s stock.

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BancorpSouth Company Profile

BancorpSouth Bank is a financial holding company. The Company, through its principal bank subsidiary, conducts commercial banking and financial services operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas and Illinois. The Company’s segments include Community Banking, Insurance Agencies, and General Corporate and Other.

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