Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sussex Bancorp (SBBX) Share Price

News stories about Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sussex Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.4681879503868 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

SBBX has been the subject of several research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $28.50 price target on shares of Sussex Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Sussex Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th.

Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ SBBX) traded up $0.35 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $26.40. 2,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 13,748. Sussex Bancorp has a twelve month low of $17.85 and a twelve month high of $28.55. The company has a current ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88. The firm has a market cap of $157.04, a P/E ratio of 18.31 and a beta of 0.55.

Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.33. Sussex Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.19% and a net margin of 15.97%. The business had revenue of $9.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.60 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Sussex Bancorp will post 1.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th were paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.91%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. Sussex Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.05%.

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About Sussex Bancorp

Sussex Bancorp is a bank holding company for Sussex Bank (the Bank). The Company’s primary business is the ownership and supervision of the Bank. The Company has two business segments: banking and financial services, and insurance services. The Company, through the Bank, conducts a traditional commercial banking business, and offer services, including personal and business checking accounts and time deposits, money market accounts and savings accounts.

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