Equity BancShares (EQBK) Lowered to “Hold” at BidaskClub

Equity BancShares (NASDAQ:EQBK) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report issued on Thursday.

Several other analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Equity BancShares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price on shares of Equity BancShares in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.67.

Shares of Equity BancShares (EQBK) traded down $0.01 during trading on Thursday, hitting $34.04. The stock had a trading volume of 33,844 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,435. The company has a quick ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $416.45 and a P/E ratio of 18.92. Equity BancShares has a 12 month low of $29.13 and a 12 month high of $38.03.

In other news, Director Michael R. Downing sold 10,023 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.00, for a total transaction of $350,805.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 14.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Equity BancShares during the third quarter valued at about $109,000. Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Equity BancShares in the second quarter worth about $118,000. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY acquired a new position in Equity BancShares in the first quarter worth about $164,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in Equity BancShares by 1.8% in the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 5,775 shares of the bank’s stock worth $177,000 after purchasing an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors grew its stake in Equity BancShares by 53.4% in the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 6,375 shares of the bank’s stock worth $195,000 after purchasing an additional 2,218 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 61.82% of the company’s stock.

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About Equity BancShares

Equity Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s principal activity is the ownership and management of its subsidiary, Equity Bank (the Bank). The Bank provides a range of financial services primarily to businesses and business owners, as well as individuals through its network of over 30 branches located in Kansas and Missouri.

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