Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.3298109208671 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp stock opened at $44.96 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a current ratio of 1.04. The company has a market cap of $125.27, a PE ratio of 15.94 and a beta of 0.57. Salisbury Bancorp has a twelve month low of $38.50 and a twelve month high of $51.80.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $10.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.20 million. Salisbury Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.80% and a net margin of 14.13%. research analysts expect that Salisbury Bancorp will post 3.08 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on SAL. ValuEngine cut Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd.

In related news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 1,535 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.50, for a total value of $69,842.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Holly J. Nelson sold 900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.18, for a total value of $44,262.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 19.14% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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