Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Bankshares (NKSH) Stock Price

News coverage about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. National Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.0345124326474 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Separately, BidaskClub lowered National Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th.

National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) opened at $43.90 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $321.81, a P/E ratio of 21.21 and a beta of 0.32. National Bankshares has a fifty-two week low of $36.05 and a fifty-two week high of $47.70.

National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $11.88 million during the quarter. National Bankshares had a return on equity of 7.90% and a net margin of 28.45%.

In other news, Director Glenn P. Reynolds sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.01, for a total value of $44,010.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 5,144 shares in the company, valued at $226,387.44. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 3.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About National Bankshares

National Bankshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its community bank subsidiary, the National Bank of Blacksburg (NBB or the Bank). NBB offers a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits and local governments.

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