Sussex Bancorp (SBBX) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.02

Media stories about Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sussex Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.568920964703 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ SBBX) traded down $0.15 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $25.55. 3,288 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,505. Sussex Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $17.30 and a fifty-two week high of $28.55. The company has a market capitalization of $154.33, a P/E ratio of 17.99 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 1.03 and a quick ratio of 1.03.

Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33. Sussex Bancorp had a net margin of 15.97% and a return on equity of 9.19%. The business had revenue of $9.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.60 million. analysts anticipate that Sussex Bancorp will post 1.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Friday, November 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.94%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. Sussex Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 18.05%.

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

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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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