News coverage about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) has been trending somewhat negative on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 48.0189127881319 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several brokerages have recently commented on NKSH. Sandler O’Neill raised National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Canaccord Genuity raised National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, BidaskClub raised National Bankshares from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th.
NASDAQ:NKSH traded up $1.00 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $47.60. The stock had a trading volume of 7,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,929. National Bankshares has a 12-month low of $36.75 and a 12-month high of $49.30. The company has a market capitalization of $324.24 million, a P/E ratio of 20.80 and a beta of 0.22.
The company also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 21st were issued a dividend of $0.58 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 2.5%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, May 18th.
About National Bankshares
National Bankshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and local governments. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposits, and individual retirement accounts Its loan products include commercial and agricultural, commercial real estate, residential real estate, home equity, and various consumer loan products, as well as loans for the construction of commercial and residential properties.
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