National Bankshares (NKSH) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

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:

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.

A number of research firms recently commented on NKSH. BidaskClub raised shares of 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 price target on shares of National Bankshares and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity raised shares of National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 26th.

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.

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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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