Media stories about First South Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBK) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First South Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.142126637155 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

First South Bancorp (FSBK) opened at 17.55 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $166.78 million, a P/E ratio of 21.40 and a beta of 0.51. First South Bancorp has a 1-year low of $9.23 and a 1-year high of $17.68. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $17.11 and its 200-day moving average is $14.89.

First South Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBK) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The bank reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $12.63 million during the quarter. First South Bancorp had a net margin of 14.98% and a return on equity of 8.98%.

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of First South Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd.

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First South Bancorp Company Profile

First South Bancorp, Inc is the bank holding company for First South Bank (the Bank). Through the Bank, the Company operates a commercial banking business. The Bank is a North Carolina chartered commercial bank. The Bank’s segment is providing general commercial banking services to its markets located in the state of North Carolina.

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