Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

Media headlines about Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Premier Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.308374106764 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ PFBI) opened at $19.87 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a quick ratio of 0.87 and a current ratio of 0.87. Premier Financial Bancorp has a 12 month low of $17.25 and a 12 month high of $22.92. The company has a market cap of $212.84, a P/E ratio of 14.83 and a beta of 0.51.

Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The bank reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter. Premier Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 20.75% and a return on equity of 8.07%. The business had revenue of $16.21 million during the quarter.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Premier Financial Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 44.78%.

In other news, Director Harry Maxwell Hatfield bought 1,711 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 17th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $19.00 per share, for a total transaction of $32,509.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 22,960 shares in the company, valued at approximately $436,240. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Marshall T. Reynolds sold 25,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total transaction of $472,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 758,219 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $14,330,339.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Premier Financial Bancorp

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc (Premier) is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiaries (the Banks or Affiliate Banks) consist of Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust, Inc, Vanceburg, Kentucky and Premier Bank, Inc, Huntington, West Virginia. Through the Banks, the Company focuses on providing community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

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