News headlines about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Poage Bankshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 48.5596971281073 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Poage Bankshares (PBSK) opened at $19.75 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $71.54, a P/E ratio of 65.83 and a beta of 0.07. Poage Bankshares has a 1-year low of $17.20 and a 1-year high of $20.25. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23.
Poage Bankshares declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, December 6th that authorizes the company to repurchase 180,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the savings and loans company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
Poage Bankshares Company Profile
Poage Bankshares, Inc is a holding company for Town Square Bank (Town Square). Town Square is a federal savings association. The Company operates in banking segment. Town Square’s business consists of accepting savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in first lien one-to-four-family mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans consumer loans, consisting primarily of automobile loans and home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans.
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