Media stories about Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Access National Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2108487882038 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Access National Corporation (ANCX) traded down 1.60% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $25.16. The stock had a trading volume of 35,159 shares. Access National Corporation has a 1-year low of $21.02 and a 1-year high of $33.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $512.74 million, a PE ratio of 17.97 and a beta of 0.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $26.51 and its 200-day moving average is $27.55.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 14th will be given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%. Access National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 59.41%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on ANCX shares. Sandler O’Neill started coverage on Access National Corporation in a report on Monday, April 17th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $30.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Access National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 26th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $29.14.

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In other Access National Corporation news, Director Mark D. Moore acquired 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction 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 in the company, valued at $335,590.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders acquired 2,287 shares of company stock worth $63,584. Insiders own 24.31% of the company’s stock.

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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