Press coverage about Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Access National Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

ANCX has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Access National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on shares of Access National Corporation in a report on Monday, April 17th. They set a “hold” rating and a $30.00 price target for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Access National Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.14.

Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX) traded down 0.68% on Tuesday, reaching $26.19. 36,438 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $26.68 and a 200 day moving average of $27.61. Access National Corporation has a 12 month low of $21.02 and a 12 month high of $33.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $533.70 million, a PE ratio of 24.80 and a beta of 0.95.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. Access National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 59.41%.

In related news, Director Mark D. Moore bought 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 18th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $28.05 per share, with a total value of $42,075.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 11,964 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $335,590.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have purchased 2,287 shares of company stock worth $63,584 in the last ninety days. 24.31% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Access National Corporation Company Profile

Access National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Access National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services and products, and specializes in providing customized financial services to small and medium sized businesses, professionals and associated individuals.

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