Media headlines about City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne. AlphaOne, a unit of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. City Holding Company earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO)

City Holding Company (CHCO) traded down 0.78% during trading on Friday, hitting $66.39. The stock had a trading volume of 96,910 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $66.77 and a 200-day moving average of $65.89. The stock has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.88 and a beta of 0.85. City Holding Company has a 12 month low of $42.98 and a 12 month high of $74.90.

City Holding Company (NASDAQ:CHCO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 24th. The bank reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by $0.18. City Holding Company had a net margin of 28.38% and a return on equity of 12.60%. The business had revenue of $48.95 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $46.99 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.78 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that City Holding Company will post $3.68 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on CHCO shares. BidaskClub raised City Holding Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised City Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, April 21st. DA Davidson started coverage on City Holding Company in a report on Monday, March 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $68.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine raised City Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $65.00 price target on City Holding Company and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.33.

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In other news, EVP Craig G. Stilwell sold 1,822 shares of City Holding Company stock in a transaction on Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.07, for a total transaction of $118,557.54. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 25,043 shares in the company, valued at $1,629,548.01. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Craig G. Stilwell sold 7,931 shares of City Holding Company stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.85, for a total transaction of $514,325.35. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 26,865 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,742,195.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 25,687 shares of company stock valued at $1,665,964 over the last quarter. Insiders own 3.88% of the company’s stock.

City Holding Company Company Profile

City Holding Company is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its principal activities through its subsidiary, City National Bank of West Virginia (City National). As of December 31, 2016, the City National provided banking, trust and investment management and other financial solutions through its network of 85 banking offices located in the states of West Virginia, Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southeastern Ohio.

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