News articles about Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Financial Services Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1994224767221 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation appoints Chua Kim Chiu as non-executive and independent director (sbr.com.sg)
- Peoples Financial Services Corp. (PFIS) to Release Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Equifax and the Business of Personal Financial Data (cio-today.com)
- KBR Awarded Contract to Deliver Facilities Management Services in the Middle East for UK MOD (itbusinessnet.com)
- The Financial Industry Is Its Own Best Enemy (thenation.com)
Separately, BidaskClub raised Peoples Financial Services Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th.
Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ PFIS) traded down 1.22% during trading on Thursday, reaching $46.84. The company had a trading volume of 2,754 shares. Peoples Financial Services Corp. has a 1-year low of $38.71 and a 1-year high of $50.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $346.43 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.09 and a beta of 0.95. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $44.76 and a 200-day moving average of $42.86.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.73%. This is an increase from Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, August 29th. Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 46.72%.
In other news, EVP Thomas P. Tulaney sold 4,000 shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.98, for a total transaction of $171,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,678 shares in the company, valued at approximately $415,960.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 8.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Peoples Financial Services Corp. Company Profile
Peoples Financial Services Corp. is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of financial services through its subsidiary, Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company (Peoples Bank), including its subsidiary, Peoples Advisors, LLC. Peoples Bank is a state-chartered bank and trust company. Peoples Advisors, LLC, provides investment advisory services through a third party to individuals and small businesses.
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