National Bankshares (NKSH) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.0015921673952 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of National Bankshares (NASDAQ NKSH) opened at $44.95 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $312.76, a PE ratio of 21.72 and a beta of 0.29. National Bankshares has a 1 year low of $35.40 and a 1 year high of $47.65.

National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $11.88 million for the quarter. National Bankshares had a return on equity of 7.90% and a net margin of 28.45%.

The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th will be given a dividend of $0.61 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. This represents a dividend yield of 2.79%. This is a positive change from National Bankshares’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.55. National Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.94%.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet cut National Bankshares from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Sandler O’Neill set a $40.00 target price on National Bankshares and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th.

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In other news, Director Glenn P. Reynolds sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total transaction of $44,010.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 5,144 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $226,387.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 3.68% of the company’s stock.

About National Bankshares

National Bankshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its community bank subsidiary, the National Bank of Blacksburg (NBB or the Bank). NBB offers a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits and local governments.

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