Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.4482294959637 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) opened at $45.20 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $125.37, a P/E ratio of 18.83 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Salisbury Bancorp has a 52 week low of $37.30 and a 52 week high of $50.00.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The bank reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by ($0.05). Salisbury Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.95% and a net margin of 15.26%. research analysts expect that Salisbury Bancorp will post 2.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Salisbury Bancorp news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 892 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total value of $40,363.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Charles M. Andola sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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. Insiders sold a total of 2,357 shares of company stock worth $107,614 in the last ninety days. Corporate 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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