Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Bank of the James Financial Group (BOTJ) Stock Price
Headlines about Bank of the James Financial Group (NASDAQ:BOTJ) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of the James Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.2206144407323 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Bank of the James Financial Group (NASDAQ BOTJ) traded up 1.67% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.25. 2,963 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $15.11 and a 200-day moving average of $15.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $66.76 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.11 and a beta of 0.76. Bank of the James Financial Group has a one year low of $12.08 and a one year high of $18.50.
Bank of the James Financial Group (NASDAQ:BOTJ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 21st. The financial services provider reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $6.39 million during the quarter. Bank of the James Financial Group had a net margin of 10.72% and a return on equity of 5.74%.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.57%. Bank of the James Financial Group’s payout ratio is currently 36.36%.
In related news, Director Julie P. Doyle purchased 2,000 shares of Bank of the James Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 26th. The stock was bought at an average price of $15.46 per share, for a total transaction of $30,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 5,276 shares in the company, valued at $81,566.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 4,596 shares of company stock valued at $70,045. 9.33% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
About Bank of the James Financial Group
Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company for Bank of the James (Bank). The Bank is a Virginia banking corporation engaged in general retail and commercial banking business. The Company conducts two principal activities: general retail and commercial banking through the Bank and mortgage origination services through Bank of the James Mortgage, a division of the Bank.
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