Significant Insider Change: What after Jeffery Cantrell’s Insider Unload of Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) Stock?

November 28, 2016 - By Richard Conner

Significant Insider Change: What after Jeffery Cantrell's Insider Unload of Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) Stock?

Jeffery Cantrell Insider Sell

A report filed with the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission on November 28, 2016 provided information that Jeffery Cantrell, the EVP and COO – Essex Bank of Community Bankers Trust Corp, ‘s company sold 3,800 shares. With average share price of $6.1 the sale’s worth is $23,065 US Dollars. Presently, Jeffery Cantrell has rights to a total of 3,200 shares or 0.01% of Community Bankers Trust Corp’s market cap (total dollar market value of all company’s outstanding shares).

Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. $6.25 is the highest target while $6.25 is the lowest. The $6.25 average target is 0.81% above today’s ($6.2) stock price. Community Bankers Trust Corp. has been the topic of 3 analyst reports since September 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, January 8 by Stephens. The rating was initiated by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Outperform” on Monday, October 19. The firm has “Hold” rating by TheStreet given on Tuesday, September 22.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.63 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.19, from 1.44 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 1 funds sold all Community Bankers Trust Corp. shares owned while 8 reduced positions. 2 funds bought stakes while 11 increased positions. They now own 10.43 million shares or 1.86% more from 10.24 million shares in 2016Q1.

Creative Planning holds 0% of its portfolio in Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) for 350 shares. Stieven Advisors Limited Partnership last reported 1.17% of its portfolio in the stock. Advisory Ser Ntwk Ltd holds 877 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blackrock Fund last reported 70,386 shares in the company. Paragon Associate And Paragon Associate Ii Joint Venture holds 5.52% or 1.09 million shares in its portfolio. Moreover, California Employees Retirement has 0% invested in Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) for 44,449 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors last reported 300 shares in the company. Vanguard Group accumulated 0% or 274,510 shares. Retail Bank Of America De owns 5,000 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Mesirow Financial Mngmt holds 52,105 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P accumulated 0% or 374,460 shares. Davenport And Comm Ltd Limited Liability Company has 36,679 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. The New Jersey-based Blackrock Investment Management Ltd Liability has invested 0% in Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB). The Virginia-based Ejf Capital Ltd Liability has invested 0.85% in Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB). Banc Funds Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) for 1.32M shares.

Insider Transactions: Since August 12, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 1 sale for $42,882 net activity. THOMAS BRUCE E had sold 8,636 shares worth $45,080. On Monday, November 7 WILLIAMS ROBIN TRAYWICK bought $2,198 worth of the stock or 400 shares.

The stock closed at $6.2 during the last session. It is down 26.53% since April 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.52% the S&P500.

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding firm for Essex Bank . The company has a market cap of $139.45 million. The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services and safe deposit box facilities. It has a 14.51 P/E ratio. Essex Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank, and its financial consultants offer a range of investment products and alternatives.

Analysts await Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) to report earnings on February, 3.

More recent Community Bankers Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:ESXB) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Community Bankers Trust Corporation Announces Timing of Earnings Release and ..” on August 01, 2016. Also Reuters.com published the news titled: “BRIEF-Community Bankers Trust Q3 earnings per share $0.11” on October 27, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Essex Bank Announces Plans for Branches at Richmond’s West Broad Marketplace ..” with publication date: August 01, 2016 was also an interesting one.

ESXB Company Profile

Community Bankers Trust Corporation, incorporated on April 6, 2005, is the holding firm for Essex Bank (the Bank). The Bank is engaged in a general commercial banking business and provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses, including individual and commercial demand and time deposit accounts, commercial and industrial loans, consumer and small business loans, real estate and mortgage loans, investment services, online and mobile banking products, and safe deposit box facilities. Essex Services, Inc., a subsidiary of the Bank, and its financial consultants offer a range of investment products and alternatives through an affiliation with Infinex Investments, Inc., which is an independent broker-dealer. The Firm operates in over three business lines: retail and small business banking, commercial and industrial banking and real estate lending.

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