Media stories about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Poage Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.5285531973756 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) remained flat at $18.25 during midday trading on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 20,119 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $59.48 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 44.73 and a beta of 0.06. Poage Bankshares has a 1-year low of $17.20 and a 1-year high of $20.90. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $18.38 and a 200-day moving average of $19.24.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 2nd. Poage Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.54%.

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About Poage Bankshares

Poage Bankshares, Inc is a holding company for Town Square Bank (Town Square). Town Square is a federal savings association. The Company operates in banking segment. Town Square’s business consists of accepting savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in first lien one-to-four-family mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans consumer loans, consisting primarily of automobile loans and home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans.

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