Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect AmeriServ Financial (ASRV) Stock Price

Media stories about AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. AmeriServ Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9500232459109 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of AmeriServ Financial (ASRV) opened at $4.10 on Tuesday. AmeriServ Financial has a one year low of $3.28 and a one year high of $4.25. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The stock has a market cap of $72.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.11 and a beta of 0.18.

AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. AmeriServ Financial had a net margin of 9.33% and a return on equity of 5.66%. The company had revenue of $12.57 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th will be given a dividend of $0.015 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.46%. AmeriServ Financial’s payout ratio is 21.43%.

In other news, insider Craig G. Ford sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.86, for a total transaction of $154,400.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 72,655 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $280,448.30. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Craig G. Ford purchased 9,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $3.98 per share, for a total transaction of $35,820.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 61,655 shares in the company, valued at approximately $245,386.90. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have bought 10,349 shares of company stock worth $41,054. Corporate insiders own 9.70% of the company’s stock.

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About AmeriServ Financial

AmeriServ Financial, Inc is a bank holding company of AmeriServ Financial Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal activities consist of owning and operating its three subsidiary entities. The Company’s segments include retail banking, commercial banking, trust and investment/parent. Its Retail banking segment includes the deposit-gathering branch franchise and lending to both individuals and small businesses.

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