Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.14

News articles about Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Northfield Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.9692077802531 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Northfield Bancorp (NFBK) traded up 0.90% during trading on Friday, hitting $15.70. 122,694 shares of the company were exchanged. Northfield Bancorp has a 12 month low of $14.88 and a 12 month high of $20.59. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $16.72 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $710.46 million, a PE ratio of 21.51 and a beta of 0.33.

Northfield Bancorp (NASDAQ:NFBK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $29.35 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.20 million. Northfield Bancorp had a return on equity of 4.93% and a net margin of 24.13%. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.15 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Northfield Bancorp will post $0.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 9th will be issued a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 7th. Northfield Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 43.84%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on NFBK. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.50 price target on shares of Northfield Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Northfield Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $18.00 price target on shares of Northfield Bancorp and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th.

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In related news, Director Patrick E. Scura, Jr. sold 8,483 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.41, for a total value of $147,689.03. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 60,043 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,045,348.63. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Kenneth J. Doherty sold 6,168 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.91, for a total value of $104,300.88. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 190,995 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,229,725.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 37,154 shares of company stock valued at $624,715 over the last ninety days. 9.34% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Northfield Bancorp Company Profile

Northfield Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for Northfield Bank (the Bank). Northfield Bank’s principal business consists of originating commercial real estate loans and multifamily real estate loans, purchasing investment securities including mortgage-backed securities and corporate bonds, as well as depositing funds in other financial institutions.

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