Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Peoples Financial (PFBX) Stock Price

News articles about Peoples Financial (NASDAQ:PFBX) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7345164146474 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Peoples Financial (NASDAQ:PFBX) traded up $0.30 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $13.80. The company had a trading volume of 182 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,143. Peoples Financial has a one year low of $12.05 and a one year high of $15.95. The company has a market cap of $70.70, a PE ratio of 25.56 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a current ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01.

Peoples Financial (NASDAQ:PFBX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.11 EPS for the quarter. Peoples Financial had a return on equity of 1.20% and a net margin of 4.29%. The company had revenue of $5.91 million for the quarter.

Peoples Financial declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Friday, December 15th that authorizes the company to repurchase 110,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the financial services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

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About Peoples Financial

Peoples Financial Corporation is a bank holding company, which operates in the state of Mississippi through its subsidiary, The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of services to individuals and small to middle market businesses within its trade area. The Bank’s primary lending focus is to offer business loans, commercial loans, real estate loans, construction loans, personal loans and installment loans, with an emphasis on commercial lending.

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