News coverage about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) has trended positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.6047516614383 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

National Bankshares (NASDAQ NKSH) opened at $42.80 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $289.80, a PE ratio of 20.46 and a beta of 0.32. National Bankshares has a twelve month low of $36.50 and a twelve month high of $47.70.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on NKSH. BidaskClub downgraded shares of National Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 5th. Canaccord Genuity upgraded shares of National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, February 26th.

In related news, Director Norman V. Fitzwater III purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $37.25 per share, for a total transaction of $37,250.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $149,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders bought a total of 1,045 shares of company stock valued at $39,166 in the last quarter. Insiders own 3.68% of the company’s stock.

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National Bankshares Company Profile

National Bankshares, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its community bank subsidiary, the National Bank of Blacksburg (NBB or the Bank). NBB offers a range of retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits and local governments.

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