Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.03

Media stories about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.3284028738219 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Salisbury Bancorp traded down $0.55, reaching $43.15, during mid-day trading on Friday, Marketbeat.com reports. 300 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,578. The company has a market capitalization of $122.57 million, a PE ratio of 15.30 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. Salisbury Bancorp has a 1 year low of $34.65 and a 1 year high of $51.80.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 31st. Investors of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 16th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.60%. Salisbury Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 39.72%.

SAL has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd.

In other Salisbury Bancorp news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 882 shares of Salisbury Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.00, for a total value of $38,808.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 2,882 shares of company stock worth $126,832 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 13.04% of the company’s stock.

About Salisbury Bancorp

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company that provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking, and trust and wealth advisory services. It offers various retail and commercial deposit products. The company also provides loans, such as residential and commercial real estate loans; construction loans; commercial loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto and personal installment loans.

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