News stories about Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring 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. Peoples Financial Services Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6685033946687 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. (PFIS) traded up 0.60% on Tuesday, reaching $42.06. 9,257 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $311.08 million, a P/E ratio of 15.35 and a beta of 0.90. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.97. Peoples Financial Services Corp. has a 1-year low of $38.19 and a 1-year high of $50.54.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.04%. This is an increase from Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 46.72%.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th.

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In other Peoples Financial Services Corp. news, EVP Thomas P. Tulaney sold 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.98, for a total transaction of $171,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 9,678 shares in the company, valued at approximately $415,960.44. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 8.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Peoples Financial Services Corp. Company Profile

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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