Press coverage about Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Financial Services Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8843542938258 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) traded up 2.72% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $41.55. 13,672 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $307.30 million, a P/E ratio of 15.16 and a beta of 0.90. Peoples Financial Services Corp. has a one year low of $38.19 and a one year high of $50.54. The company’s 50-day moving average is $41.76 and its 200 day moving average is $42.07.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a $0.32 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This is an increase from Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.08%. Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s payout ratio is currently 45.26%.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

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In other Peoples Financial Services Corp. news, EVP Thomas P. Tulaney sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.98, for a total value of $171,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,678 shares in the company, valued at $415,960.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 8.30% of the company’s stock.

About Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of financial services through its subsidiary, Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company (Peoples Bank), including its subsidiary, Peoples Advisors, LLC. Peoples Bank is a state-chartered bank and trust company. Peoples Advisors, LLC, provides investment advisory services through a third party to individuals and small businesses.

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