News articles about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. National Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.6047516614383 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- South Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. Announces Completion of Atlantic Bancshares, Inc. Acquisition (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Zacks: National Bankshares, Inc. (NKSH) Receives Average Rating of “Strong Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- National Bankshares (NKSH) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bank of Zachary leader elected to lead national bankers group (theadvocate.com)
Shares of NKSH stock traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $44.50. 2,149 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,378. National Bankshares has a 12-month low of $36.75 and a 12-month high of $47.70. The stock has a market cap of $305.45, a PE ratio of 21.21 and a beta of 0.20.
In other news, Director Norman V. Fitzwater III purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $37.25 per share, with a total value of $37,250.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $149,000. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 1,045 shares of company stock valued at $39,166. 3.68% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
National Bankshares Company Profile
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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