Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Flat in 2017 Q4

April 22, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Sentiment for Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB)

Community Bankers Trust Corp (NASDAQ:ESXB) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.42, from 1.5 in 2017Q3. The ratio fall, as 27 active investment managers increased and opened new positions, while 25 cut down and sold stock positions in Community Bankers Trust Corp. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now hold: 12.83 million shares, up from 12.68 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Community Bankers Trust Corp in their top 10 positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 8 Reduced: 17 Increased: 22 New Position: 5.

Community Bankers Trust Corporation operates as the holding firm for the Essex Bank that provides financial services primarily to individuals and small businesses in Virginia and Maryland. The company has market cap of $195.36 million. It offers individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts; and commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, and real estate and mortgage loans. It has a 27.66 P/E ratio. The firm also provides investment services; online and mobile banking products; safe deposit box facilities; and insurance and investment products.

The stock decreased 1.12% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $8.85. About 14,109 shares traded. Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) has risen 8.59% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.96% the S&P500.

Analysts await Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.13 earnings per share, up 18.18 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.11 per share. ESXB’s profit will be $2.87M for 17.02 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual earnings per share reported by Community Bankers Trust Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth.

Castine Capital Management Llc holds 4.01% of its portfolio in Community Bankers Trust Corporation for 1.45 million shares. Paragon Associates & Paragon Associates Ii Joint Venture owns 282,648 shares or 1.92% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. has 1.16% invested in the company for 808,306 shares. The Virginia-based Ejf Capital Llc has invested 0.98% in the stock. Gator Capital Management Llc, a Florida-based fund reported 92,691 shares.

Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Community Bankers Trust Corp’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Community Bankers Trust Corp, 1 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $8.5 while the high is $9.5. The stock’s average target of $9 is 1.69% above today’s ($8.85) share price. ESXB was included in 11 notes of analysts from October 23, 2017. The stock of Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, April 16 by Brean Capital. The rating was maintained by Brean Capital with “Buy” on Thursday, April 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Monday, February 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Brean Capital on Monday, January 29. Brean Capital maintained the shares of ESXB in report on Tuesday, January 2 with “Buy” rating. Brean Capital maintained Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) on Friday, December 1 with “Buy” rating. Sandler O’Neill maintained Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) rating on Thursday, January 4. Sandler O’Neill has “Hold” rating and $8.5 target. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. Brean Capital maintained the shares of ESXB in report on Monday, October 30 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Stephens.

Community Bankers Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:ESXB) Institutional Positions Chart

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