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KBW Downgrades Your Community Bankshares To Market Perform

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KBW Downgrades Your Community Bankshares To Market Perform

KBW has downgraded Your Community Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ: YCB) to Market Perform from Outperform after the company agreed to sell itself to WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) for $39.05 per share or $221 million in a stock and cash deal.

"With cost saves from the FFKY deal realized (the deal nearly doubled its total size in early 2015), preferred gone, higher profitability (1 percent ROA, 12 percent ROTCE) and a cleaner balance sheet (0.4 percent NPAs to loans and OREO), YCB has clearly come a long way in a short period of time," analyst Frank Barlow explained.

Barlow noted the deal value represents 13.7x his 2016 EPS estimate, with the one-day premium at 16 percent and core deposit premium of 9 percent. The deal is expected to close in the third or fourth quarter of 2016.

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"While we believe the premium is well deserved, we're also glad to see the nice EPS accretion and reasonable TBVPS earnback period for WSBC as well," Barlow added.

The analyst raised his price target to $39.50 from $37, while his 2016/2017 EPS estimates remain unchanged at $2.85/$3.06.

"Together the combined franchise will have nearly $10 billion in assets and will be well-positioned as one of the larger, more dominate players in its markets," Barlow highlighted.

Shares of Your Community Bankshares closed Monday's regular trading at $37.40, and were trading slightly up in the first thirty minutes of Tuesday's regular trading session, at $37.50.

Latest Ratings for WSBC

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jul 2019UpgradesHoldBuy
Jul 2019UpgradesMarket PerformOutperform
Jun 2018MaintainsNeutralNeutral

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