Headlines about Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Access National Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.9189068061193 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.

Shares of Access National Corporation (NASDAQ ANCX) traded up 0.41% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $29.19. 21,209 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $595.21 million, a P/E ratio of 27.64 and a beta of 1.00. Access National Corporation has a one year low of $22.73 and a one year high of $33.18. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $26.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $27.36.

Several research firms recently issued reports on ANCX. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $29.00 target price on shares of Access National Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Access National Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.20.

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In other news, Director J Randolph Babbitt acquired 4,100 shares of Access National Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 29th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $25.53 per share, with a total value of $104,673.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 9,126 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $232,986.78. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders bought a total of 4,955 shares of company stock worth $126,168 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 14.23% of the company’s stock.

About Access National Corporation

Access National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Access National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services and products, and specializes in providing customized financial services to small and medium sized businesses, professionals and associated individuals.

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