Media coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.3284028738219 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Secure Solutions Technology Partners to provide support for IT woes (salisburypost.com)
- Bank sped up Manafort loan approval as CEO sought Trump cabinet job: witness (news.thaivisa.com)
- We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse (msn.com)
- F&M Bank ready to help Main Street Marketplace celebrate (salisburypost.com)
- Russian prime minister warns U.S. against ramping up sanctions (rep-am.com)
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd.
Salisbury Bancorp traded down $0.55, hitting $43.15, during mid-day trading on Friday, according to Marketbeat. 300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,578. Salisbury Bancorp has a 1-year low of $34.65 and a 1-year high of $51.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market cap of $122.57 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.30 and a beta of 0.48.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 16th. Salisbury Bancorp’s payout ratio is 39.72%.
In other Salisbury Bancorp news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 882 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.00, for a total value of $38,808.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. In the last three months, insiders have sold 2,882 shares of company stock worth $126,832. 13.04% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Salisbury Bancorp
Salisbury Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company that provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking, and trust and wealth advisory services. It offers various retail and commercial deposit products. The company also provides loans, such as residential and commercial real estate loans; construction loans; commercial loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto and personal installment loans.
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