American River Bankshares (AMRB) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.11

News headlines about American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American River Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9950660716203 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American River Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd.

Shares of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ AMRB) opened at $14.89 on Friday. American River Bankshares has a one year low of $12.97 and a one year high of $15.99. The stock has a market cap of $94.89, a PE ratio of 17.71 and a beta of 0.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.64.

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.03). American River Bankshares had a net margin of 24.61% and a return on equity of 6.66%. The business had revenue of $5.18 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.45 million. equities analysts expect that American River Bankshares will post 0.75 earnings per share for the current year.

American River Bankshares announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, October 19th that allows the company to buyback 320,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the financial services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 1st were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. American River Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.81%.

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About American River Bankshares

American River Bankshares is a bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiary is American River Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s primary business is serving the commercial banking needs of small to mid-sized businesses. The Bank accepts checking and savings deposits; offers money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit; makes secured and unsecured commercial loans, secured real estate loans, and other installment and term loans, and offers other customary banking services.

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