Sterling Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBT) announced its earnings results on Sunday. The company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.03, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Sterling Bancorp had a return on equity of 3.83% and a net margin of 7.67%.
SBT stock traded down $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.84. The company had a trading volume of 51,564 shares, compared to its average volume of 63,895. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.16. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $5.39 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.74. Sterling Bancorp has a 12 month low of $2.61 and a 12 month high of $5.95. The stock has a market cap of $242.02 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.36 and a beta of 0.81.
Several research analysts have recently commented on SBT shares. Hovde Group initiated coverage on Sterling Bancorp in a report on Friday, January 29th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $6.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sterling Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of Sterling Bancorp from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 7th.
Sterling Bancorp, Inc is a unitary thrift holding company. Its wholly owned subsidiary, Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B., has primary branch operations in San Francisco and Los Angeles, California and New York City, and a loan production office in Seattle, Washington. Sterling offers a broad range of loan products to the residential and commercial markets, as well as retail and business banking services.
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