Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Southern National Banc. of Virginia (SONA) Stock Price

News articles about Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Southern National Banc. of Virginia earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.0551344352075 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

SONA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Southern National Banc. of Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. ValuEngine lowered Southern National Banc. of Virginia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Southern National Banc. of Virginia from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th.

Shares of Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) traded down $0.02 during trading on Monday, reaching $17.02. The company had a trading volume of 85,541 shares, compared to its average volume of 52,999. Southern National Banc. of Virginia has a 52-week low of $15.06 and a 52-week high of $18.48. The stock has a market capitalization of $407.54, a P/E ratio of 20.53 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 0.94.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Southern National Banc. of Virginia’s dividend payout ratio is currently 103.23%.

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About Southern National Banc. of Virginia

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc (Southern National) is the bank holding company for Sonabank (Sonabank). The Company’s principal business is the acquisition of deposits from the general public through its branch offices and deposit intermediaries, as well as the use of these deposits to fund its loan and investment portfolios.

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