News coverage about ASB Bancorp (NASDAQ:ASBB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ASB Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 45.7982696723118 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

ASB Bancorp (ASBB) opened at 44.30 on Friday. ASB Bancorp has a 12 month low of $24.80 and a 12 month high of $46.00. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $44.12 and its 200 day moving average price is $39.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $155.98 million, a PE ratio of 116.27 and a beta of 0.34.

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About ASB Bancorp

ASB Bancorp, Inc is the holding company for Asheville Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Bank. The Bank is a chartered savings bank. It operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses in its primary market area.

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