Bear State Financial (BSF) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows
Headlines about Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bear State Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7860208569581 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Bear State Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd.
Shares of Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) remained flat at $10.27 during midday trading on Tuesday. The company had a trading volume of 46,744 shares. The company has a market cap of $387.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.34 and a beta of 1.22. Bear State Financial has a 12-month low of $8.65 and a 12-month high of $10.95. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.58 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.38.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th were given a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 3rd. Bear State Financial’s payout ratio is 21.05%.
About Bear State Financial
Bear State Financial, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary Bear State Bank, N.A. (the Bank) is a community-oriented financial institution, which offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest bearing and interest bearing checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.
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