Headlines about Bank of South Carolina Corp. (NASDAQ:BKSC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. Bank of South Carolina Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.5916435180726 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Bank of South Carolina Corp. (BKSC) traded down 0.268% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.949. 2,485 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $94.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.876 and a beta of 0.26. Bank of South Carolina Corp. has a one year low of $17.35 and a one year high of $23.97. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $18.76 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.35.
Bank of South Carolina Corp. (NASDAQ:BKSC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 12th. The bank reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter. Bank of South Carolina Corp. had a net margin of 29.42% and a return on equity of 12.85%.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This is an increase from Bank of South Carolina Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 6th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.17%. Bank of South Carolina Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 57.14%.
In other news, insider Sheryl G. Sharry acquired 2,151 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $18.98 per share, for a total transaction of $40,825.98. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 55,055 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,044,943.90. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders purchased 5,272 shares of company stock worth $88,616 in the last 90 days. 28.87% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Bank of South Carolina Corp. Company Profile
Bank of South Carolina Corporation is a financial institution holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services through its subsidiary, The Bank of South Carolina (the Bank). The Bank is a commercial bank, which operates principally in the Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.
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