TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWN) Hits New 12-Month Low at $26.04

TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWNGet Rating) reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The stock traded as low as $26.04 and last traded at $26.97, with a volume of 70066 shares. The stock had previously closed at $28.21.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

Several equities analysts have issued reports on TOWN shares. Piper Sandler initiated coverage on TowneBank in a research note on Friday, February 17th. They issued an “overweight” rating on the stock. Raymond James started coverage on shares of TowneBank in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock.

TowneBank Stock Up 1.8 %

The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $30.25 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.24. The company has a market cap of $2.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.62 and a beta of 0.97.

TowneBank (NASDAQ:TOWNGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter. TowneBank had a return on equity of 10.19% and a net margin of 25.42%. The business had revenue of $175.31 million for the quarter. As a group, research analysts forecast that TowneBank will post 2.71 EPS for the current year.

TowneBank Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, April 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 30th will be given a $0.23 dividend. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 29th. TowneBank’s payout ratio is currently 35.38%.

Institutional Trading of TowneBank

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of TOWN. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of TowneBank by 12.9% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,253,308 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $217,165,000 after buying an additional 827,143 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in TowneBank during the 4th quarter valued at about $18,040,000. State Street Corp increased its holdings in TowneBank by 24.3% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,709,804 shares of the bank’s stock worth $46,809,000 after purchasing an additional 333,828 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of TowneBank by 6.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,151,219 shares of the bank’s stock worth $154,227,000 after purchasing an additional 316,304 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Nuance Investments LLC lifted its holdings in shares of TowneBank by 31.0% in the fourth quarter. Nuance Investments LLC now owns 1,283,967 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $39,598,000 after purchasing an additional 303,623 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 52.75% of the company’s stock.

TowneBank Company Profile

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TowneBank engages in the provision of retail and commercial banking services to individuals and small and medium size businesses. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Realty, and Insurance. The Banking segment offers loan and deposit services to retail and commercial customers. The Realty segment focuses on the provision of residential real estate services and originations of a variety of mortgage loans.

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