News stories about Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Premier Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 47.3332860327154 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) opened at $19.48 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 0.87 and a quick ratio of 0.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $210.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.73 and a beta of 0.51. Premier Financial Bancorp has a 12 month low of $17.25 and a 12 month high of $22.92.
Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The bank reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $16.21 million for the quarter. Premier Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.07% and a net margin of 20.75%.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Premier Financial Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 44.78%.
In other news, Director Harry Maxwell Hatfield purchased 1,711 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 17th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $19.00 per share, with a total value of $32,509.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 22,960 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $436,240. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Chairman Marshall T. Reynolds sold 25,000 shares of Premier Financial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.90, for a total value of $472,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 758,219 shares in the company, valued at approximately $14,330,339.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.
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Premier Financial Bancorp Company Profile
Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc (Premier) is a multi-bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiaries (the Banks or Affiliate Banks) consist of Citizens Deposit Bank and Trust, Inc, Vanceburg, Kentucky and Premier Bank, Inc, Huntington, West Virginia. Through the Banks, the Company focuses on providing community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.
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