Headlines about Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Premier Financial Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.9225423679959 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI) traded down $0.13 on Monday, reaching $20.47. 11,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 15,200. The firm has a market cap of $218.39, a P/E ratio of 15.28 and a beta of 0.51. Premier Financial Bancorp has a 12-month low of $17.25 and a 12-month high of $22.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 0.87.
Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The bank reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $16.21 million during the quarter. Premier Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 20.75% and a return on equity of 8.07%.
In other Premier Financial Bancorp news, Chairman Marshall T. Reynolds sold 24,097 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.93, for a total value of $456,156.21. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 785,804 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,875,269.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Marshall T. Reynolds sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total value of $472,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 758,219 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,330,339.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Premier Financial Bancorp Company Profile
Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc (Premier) is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiaries (the Banks or Affiliate Banks) consist of Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust, Inc, Vanceburg, Kentucky and Premier Bank, Inc, Huntington, West Virginia. Through the Banks, the Company focuses on providing community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.
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