Press coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.7595676404313 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ SAL) traded up 5.5853% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $44.3986. The stock had a trading volume of 5,473 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $122.36 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.8308 and a beta of 0.64. Salisbury Bancorp has a 12-month low of $30.10 and a 12-month high of $50.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $42.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $40.24.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The bank reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.09. Salisbury Bancorp had a net margin of 15.96% and a return on equity of 7.28%. The firm had revenue of $9.72 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.30 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Salisbury Bancorp will post $2.52 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 11th were paid a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 9th. Salisbury Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.98%.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on SAL. Zacks Investment Research raised Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine raised Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, FIG Partners began coverage on Salisbury Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, June 6th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $48.00 target price for the company.

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About Salisbury Bancorp

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut-chartered and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insured commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking and trust and wealth advisory services through a network of over 10 banking offices and approximately nine automated teller machines (ATMs).

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