Access National (ANCX) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about Access National (NASDAQ:ANCX) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Access National earned a news impact score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 41.9389812067312 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target (up from $32.00) on shares of Access National in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Access National from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Access National from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Stephens started coverage on shares of Access National in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $31.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of Access National in a research note on Sunday, November 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.43.

Shares of Access National (ANCX) opened at $27.70 on Thursday. Access National has a twelve month low of $24.36 and a twelve month high of $33.18. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. The firm has a market cap of $581.47, a P/E ratio of 29.47 and a beta of 0.98.

In related news, insider Mark D. Moore acquired 3,972 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $27.84 per share, for a total transaction of $110,580.48. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Over the last quarter, insiders have purchased 4,744 shares of company stock valued at $132,073. 14.23% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Access National

Access National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Access National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services and products, and specializes in providing customized financial services to small and medium sized businesses, professionals and associated individuals.

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