NASDAQ:EBSB - Meridian Bancorp Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $16.47 +0.02 (+0.12 %) (As of 02/21/2019 01:20 PM ET)Previous Close$16.45Today's Range$16.33 - $16.5752-Week Range$13.67 - $20.95Volume3,987 shsAverage Volume151,980 shsMarket Capitalization$892.02 millionP/E Ratio15.54Dividend Yield1.71%Beta0.5 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Meridian Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank that provides various financial products and services for individuals and businesses primarily in Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk Counties, Massachusetts. The company accepts various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing demand deposits, such as checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts comprising NOW and money market accounts; savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, as well as commercial checking accounts. Its loan portfolio includes commercial real estate loans, which are secured by properties used for business purposes, such as office buildings, industrial facilities, and retail facilities; one- to four-family residential loans comprising mortgage loans that enable borrowers to purchase or refinance existing homes; multi-family real estate loans; construction loans; commercial and industrial loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans that include automobile loans, loans secured by savings or certificate accounts, credit builders, and annuity and overdraft loans. In addition, the company offers non-deposit financial products, which comprise mutual funds, annuities, stocks, and bonds through a third-party broker-dealer; and long-term care insurance products. Further, it is also involved in the securities transactions business; and holding foreclosed real estate properties. As of March 1, 2018, the company operated 33 full-service locations, as well 1 mobile branch and 3 loan centers. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in Peabody, Massachusetts. Receive EBSB News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for EBSB and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry National commercial banks Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance SectorFinance Current SymbolNASDAQ:EBSB Previous Symbol CUSIP58964Q10 Webwww.ebsb.com Phone617-567-1500Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.90 Current Ratio1.24 Quick Ratio1.24Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.54 Forward P/E Ratio13.73 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$236.68 million Price / Sales3.77 Cash Flow$0.9542 per share Price / Cash Flow17.26 Book Value$11.96 per share Price / Book1.38Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.06 Net Income$55.77 million Net Margins23.56% Return on Equity8.37% Return on Assets0.99%Miscellaneous Employees538 Outstanding Shares54,160,000Market Cap$892.02 million OptionableOptionable Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB) Frequently Asked Questions What is Meridian Bancorp's stock symbol? Meridian Bancorp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "EBSB." How often does Meridian Bancorp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Meridian Bancorp? Meridian Bancorp declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.07 per share on Wednesday, January 2nd. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 17th. This is an increase from Meridian Bancorp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. View Meridian Bancorp's Dividend History. How were Meridian Bancorp's earnings last quarter? Meridian Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EBSB) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January, 22nd. The savings and loans company reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.05. The savings and loans company earned $42.31 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $45.20 million. Meridian Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.37% and a net margin of 23.56%. View Meridian Bancorp's Earnings History. When is Meridian Bancorp's next earnings date? Meridian Bancorp is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Meridian Bancorp. What price target have analysts set for EBSB? 1 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Meridian Bancorp's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $15.00. On average, they expect Meridian Bancorp's share price to reach $15.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Meridian Bancorp. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Meridian Bancorp? 1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Meridian Bancorp in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Meridian Bancorp. Has Meridian Bancorp been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about EBSB stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Meridian Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the savings and loans company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Meridian Bancorp's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Meridian Bancorp include Valley National Bancorp (VLY), UMB Financial (UMBF), Community Bank System (CBU), Old National Bancorp (ONB), Fulton Financial (FULT), First Financial Bancorp (FFBC), Centerstate Bank (CSFL), First Midwest Bancorp (FMBI), Simmons First National (SFNC), Washington Federal (WAFD), Trustmark (TRMK), WesBanco (WSBC), First Merchants (FRME), Northwest Bancshares (NWBI) and Hope Bancorp (HOPE). Who are Meridian Bancorp's key executives? Meridian Bancorp's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Richard J. Gavegnano, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 71)Mark L. Abbate, Exec. VP, Treasurer & CFO (Age 63)Mr. Frank P. Romano, Exec. VP of Corp. Banking - East Boston Savings Bank (Age 64)Mr. Edward J. Merritt, Sec. & Director (Age 59)Mr. John Migliozzi, Exec. VP of Lending - East Boston Savings Bank (Age 61) Who are Meridian Bancorp's major shareholders? Meridian Bancorp's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.50%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (5.46%), Impax Asset Management Group plc (2.46%), Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC (1.93%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (1.44%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.25%). Company insiders that own Meridian Bancorp stock include Anna R Dimaria, Edward J Merritt, Frank Romano, Gregory F Natalucci, James G Sartori, Marilyn A Censullo, Richard F Fernandez and Thomas J Gunning. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Meridian Bancorp. Which institutional investors are selling Meridian Bancorp stock? EBSB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Millennium Management LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, First Trust Advisors LP, GW&K Investment Management LLC, Hennessy Advisors Inc., GSA Capital Partners LLP and Two Sigma Investments LP. Company insiders that have sold Meridian Bancorp company stock in the last year include Edward J Merritt, Gregory F Natalucci and James G Sartori. View Insider Buying and Selling for Meridian Bancorp. Which institutional investors are buying Meridian Bancorp stock? EBSB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc., Banc Funds Co. LLC, Impax Asset Management Group plc, Bank of America Corp DE, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Geode Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Meridian Bancorp stock in the last two years include Edward J Merritt, Frank Romano and Thomas J Gunning. View Insider Buying and Selling for Meridian Bancorp. How do I buy shares of Meridian Bancorp? Shares of EBSB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Meridian Bancorp's stock price today? One share of EBSB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.47. How big of a company is Meridian Bancorp? Meridian Bancorp has a market capitalization of $892.02 million and generates $236.68 million in revenue each year. The savings and loans company earns $55.77 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.06 on an earnings per share basis. Meridian Bancorp employs 538 workers across the globe. What is Meridian Bancorp's official website? The official website for Meridian Bancorp is http://www.ebsb.com. How can I contact Meridian Bancorp? Meridian Bancorp's mailing address is 67 Prospect Street, Peabody MA, 01960. The savings and loans company can be reached via phone at 617-567-1500 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Meridian Bancorp (NASDAQ EBSB)Community Ranking: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 132 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 215 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 347MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Meridian Bancorp and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe EBSB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe EBSB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is a short straddle?