Media headlines about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.0709922553966 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- As needles spread by Merrimack River, frustration grows (lowellsun.com)
- YWCA hosts annual luncheon (newburyportnews.com)
- A Cold War poison resurfaces in a quiet English town (washingtonpost.com)
- LETTER: Kudos to Planning Board for thorough review of Big Block plan (newburyportnews.com)
- Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) and Northrim BanCorp (NRIM) Head-To-Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th.
Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.21. The company had revenue of $10.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.20 million. Salisbury Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.80% and a net margin of 14.13%. research analysts forecast that Salisbury Bancorp will post 3.08 EPS for the current year.
In other news, Director Holly J. Nelson sold 900 shares of Salisbury Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.18, for a total transaction of $44,262.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 1,535 shares of Salisbury Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.50, for a total value of $69,842.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 13.04% of the company’s stock.
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Salisbury Bancorp Company Profile
Salisbury Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut-chartered and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insured commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking and trust and wealth advisory services through a network of over 10 banking offices and approximately nine automated teller machines (ATMs).
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