Media stories about Ames National (NASDAQ:ATLO) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Ames National earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.938443800577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Awards Honor People Making a Difference in Engineering Education (theinstitute.ieee.org)
- Roundup: NDOT To Upgrade Another LV Highway, AIA Training For Contractors, Caterpillar’s Tucson Moves, Tall Phoenix High-Rise, More (enr.com)
- Magnet Applications Recognized For Advancements In 3D-Printed Magnets (qualitymag.com)
- FBI Officials Feared ‘Black Supremacist Extremists’ Would Attack RNC And DNC, New Report Reveals (newsweek.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Ames National Corp. : November 29, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
Ames National (NASDAQ ATLO) traded down $1.95 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $28.10. 15,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,839. The firm has a market capitalization of $261.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.56 and a beta of 0.68. Ames National has a twelve month low of $26.60 and a twelve month high of $37.45.
Ames National announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, November 9th that allows the company to repurchase 100,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the financial services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
Ames National Company Profile
Ames National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through banking segment. The Company owns five banking subsidiaries consisting of two national banks and three state-chartered banks. All of its operations are conducted in the State of Iowa and primarily within the central and north central Iowa counties of Boone, Hancock, Marshall, Polk and Story where the Company’s banking subsidiaries are located.
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