Penns Woods Bancorp (PWOD) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Penns Woods Bancorp (NASDAQ:PWOD) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Penns Woods Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7326841945212 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Penns Woods Bancorp (NASDAQ:PWOD) traded down $0.26 on Friday, hitting $44.16. The stock had a trading volume of 11,810 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,558. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. Penns Woods Bancorp has a twelve month low of $38.12 and a twelve month high of $50.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $208.27, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.45 and a beta of 0.94.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th were paid a dividend of $0.47 per share. This represents a $1.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, December 12th. Penns Woods Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 74.31%.

In other news, Director James M. Furey II sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.10, for a total transaction of $96,200.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 6,547 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $314,910.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 3.63% of the company’s stock.

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Penns Woods Bancorp Company Profile

Penns Woods Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries: Jersey Shore State Bank (JSSB) and Luzerne Bank (Luzerne) (collectively known as the Banks); Woods Real Estate Development Company, Inc; Woods Investment Company, Inc, and The M Group, a subsidiary of JSSB.

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