Peoples Financial Services Corp. (PFIS) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds
News headlines about Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Financial Services Corp. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0689398529114 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th.
Shares of Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ PFIS) traded up $1.86 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $45.91. 15,269 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,707. Peoples Financial Services Corp. has a 1 year low of $39.00 and a 1 year high of $50.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The company has a market capitalization of $339.57, a P/E ratio of 17.66 and a beta of 0.92.
Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter. Peoples Financial Services Corp. had a net margin of 22.75% and a return on equity of 7.36%. The firm had revenue of $20.32 million during the quarter.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Peoples Financial Services Corp.’s payout ratio is presently 46.21%.
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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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