Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) Share Price

News coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.2679383237019 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on SAL shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. FIG Partners reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $51.00 price target (up from $48.50) on shares of Salisbury Bancorp in a research note on Thursday, September 14th.

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) opened at $44.00 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $122.58, a P/E ratio of 18.33 and a beta of 0.71. Salisbury Bancorp has a one year low of $34.35 and a one year high of $50.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th were paid a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. Salisbury Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.67%.

In related news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 892 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total value of $40,363.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Charles M. Andola sold 800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.66, for a total transaction of $36,528.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 2,357 shares of company stock valued at $107,614. Company insiders own 19.14% of the company’s stock.

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Salisbury Bancorp Company Profile

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut-chartered and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insured commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking and trust and wealth advisory services through a network of over 10 banking offices and approximately nine automated teller machines (ATMs).

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