News articles about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Bankshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 45.8891058127432 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised National Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, March 30th. Sandler O’Neill set a $49.00 target price on National Bankshares and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity raised National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th.
Shares of NASDAQ:NKSH opened at $44.10 on Friday. National Bankshares has a 52-week low of $36.75 and a 52-week high of $47.70. The company has a market capitalization of $306.85, a P/E ratio of 21.30 and a beta of 0.20.
In other news, Director Norman V. Fitzwater III acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $37.25 per share, with a total value of $37,250.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $149,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. In the last three months, insiders purchased 1,045 shares of company stock worth $39,166. 3.68% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About National Bankshares
National Bankshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and local governments. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposits, and individual retirement accounts Its loan products include commercial and agricultural, commercial real estate, residential real estate, home equity, and various consumer loan products, as well as loans for the construction of commercial and residential properties.
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