Media coverage about Ames National (NASDAQ:ATLO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ames National earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4691052583574 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Fine arts, music and theater notes, Jan. 14 (newsok.com)
- Interns play growing role in factories (cpbj.com)
- ‘This is super tight’: Companies struggle to find, retain workers in a hot economy (washingtonpost.com)
- For a banded mongoose in northern Botswana, communicating with family can be deadly (scienceblog.com)
- What America can learn from cities with super-low unemployment (wktv.com)
Ames National (ATLO) remained flat at $$29.65 during trading hours on Monday. The company had a trading volume of 8,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,500. Ames National has a 12 month low of $26.60 and a 12 month high of $33.00. The company has a market cap of $276.07, a PE ratio of 18.53 and a beta of 0.69.
Ames National declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, November 9th that authorizes the company to buyback 100,000 shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the financial services provider to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.
About Ames National
Ames National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through banking segment. The Company owns five banking subsidiaries consisting of two national banks and three state-chartered banks. All of its operations are conducted in the State of Iowa and primarily within the central and north central Iowa counties of Boone, Hancock, Marshall, Polk and Story where the Company’s banking subsidiaries are located.
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