Press coverage about Merchants Bancshares,Inc. (NASDAQ:MBVT) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Merchants Bancshares,Inc. earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 80 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Merchants Bancshares,Inc. (NASDAQ:MBVT) opened at 49.80 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $48.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $49.91. Merchants Bancshares,Inc. has a one year low of $28.16 and a one year high of $54.80.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, May 10th. Investors of record on Monday, May 1st were given a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 27th. Merchants Bancshares,Inc.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 52.09%.
Merchants Bancshares,Inc. Company Profile
Merchants Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary, Merchants Bank (the Bank), is a commercial bank. The Bank offers a range of deposit, loan, cash management and trust services to meet the financial needs of individual consumers, businesses and municipalities. Merchants Bank’s trust division offers investment management, financial planning and trustee services.
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