News coverage about American National Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMNB) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American National Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6678447094659 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised American National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, September 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target on shares of American National Bankshares in a report on Thursday, July 27th. ValuEngine lowered American National Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered American National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th.

Shares of American National Bankshares (NASDAQ AMNB) traded down 0.25% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 8,335 shares. American National Bankshares has a 1-year low of $26.41 and a 1-year high of $42.50. The company has a market capitalization of $340.49 million, a P/E ratio of 20.74 and a beta of 0.78. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $36.92 and a 200-day moving average of $36.91.

American National Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMNB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.49. The firm had revenue of $17.26 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.93 million. American National Bankshares had a net margin of 22.82% and a return on equity of 8.05%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that American National Bankshares will post $2.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st were paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.44%. American National Bankshares’s payout ratio is currently 50.79%.

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American National Bankshares Company Profile

American National Bankshares Inc is a one-bank holding company. American National Bank and Trust Company (the Bank) is the only banking subsidiary of the Company. The Company operates through two segments: community banking, and trust and investment services. The Community banking segment involves making loans to and generating deposits from individuals and businesses.

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