Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.4120007984946 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

SAL has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) traded up $0.10 on Thursday, hitting $47.60. The stock had a trading volume of 2,273 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,968. The stock has a market capitalization of $132.61, a P/E ratio of 21.35 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 0.99. Salisbury Bancorp has a 1 year low of $37.55 and a 1 year high of $51.80.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $10.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.20 million. Salisbury Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.82% and a net margin of 14.13%. analysts expect that Salisbury Bancorp will post 3.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be issued a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.35%. Salisbury Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 50.22%.

In related news, Director Charles M. Andola sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.66, for a total transaction of $36,528.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 892 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total value of $40,363.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 4,792 shares of company stock worth $221,718. Company insiders own 19.14% of the company’s stock.

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About Salisbury Bancorp

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut-chartered and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insured commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking and trust and wealth advisory services through a network of over 10 banking offices and approximately nine automated teller machines (ATMs).

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