Media headlines about Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7607175370802 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Bear State Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th.

Shares of Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) traded up 0.10% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $10.26. The stock had a trading volume of 43,392 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $9.72 and its 200-day moving average price is $9.41. The firm has a market cap of $386.94 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.32 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 also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 21st. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th were paid a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd. Bear State Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 21.05%.

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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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