Media coverage about SmartFinancial (NASDAQ:SMBK) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SmartFinancial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.9700703152834 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SmartFinancial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th.
Shares of SmartFinancial (SMBK) traded up $0.22 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $22.88. The stock had a trading volume of 24,722 shares, compared to its average volume of 22,416. SmartFinancial has a 1-year low of $17.17 and a 1-year high of $26.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $186.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.25 and a beta of 0.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 0.96 and a quick ratio of 0.96.
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SmartFinancial, Inc, formerly Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc, is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its SmartBank subsidiary (The Bank). The principal business of the Bank consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, together with funds generated from operations and from principal and interest payments on loans.
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