Media coverage about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Poage Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 48.2722652743044 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Poage Bankshares (PBSK) opened at $19.05 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.98. Poage Bankshares has a 52-week low of $17.20 and a 52-week high of $21.00. The company has a market cap of $67.09, a PE ratio of 46.46 and a beta of 0.07.
Poage Bankshares announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, December 6th that allows the company to buyback 180,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the savings and loans company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
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About Poage Bankshares
Poage Bankshares, Inc is a holding company for Town Square Bank (Town Square). Town Square is a federal savings association. The Company operates in banking segment. Town Square’s business consists of accepting savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in first lien one-to-four-family mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans consumer loans, consisting primarily of automobile loans and home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans.
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