News articles about Peoples Financial Services (NASDAQ:PFIS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Peoples Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5020073846771 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Peoples Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th.

Shares of Peoples Financial Services (PFIS) opened at $48.80 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $352.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.35 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 0.94. Peoples Financial Services has a 12 month low of $39.00 and a 12 month high of $50.54.

Peoples Financial Services (NASDAQ:PFIS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.72 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $20.32 million for the quarter. Peoples Financial Services had a net margin of 22.75% and a return on equity of 7.36%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Peoples Financial Services’s payout ratio is 46.21%.

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Peoples Financial Services 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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