Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact National Bankshares (NKSH) Share Price

News coverage about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. National Bankshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.4476183983257 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) opened at $45.35 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $314.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.80 and a beta of 0.31. National Bankshares has a twelve month low of $36.05 and a twelve month high of $47.70.

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

The business also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a $0.61 dividend. This is a boost from National Bankshares’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.55. This represents a yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 17th. National Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio is presently 58.65%.

Separately, Sandler O’Neill set a $40.00 price target on National Bankshares and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th.

In other National Bankshares news, Director Glenn P. Reynolds sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total value of $44,010.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 5,144 shares in the company, valued at approximately $226,387.44. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.68% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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National Bankshares Company Profile

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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