American National Bankshares (AMNB) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about American National Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMNB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American National Bankshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8120023289122 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

American National Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMNB) traded up 0.92% during trading on Monday, hitting $38.55. The stock had a trading volume of 6,508 shares. The firm has a market cap of $333.15 million, a P/E ratio of 20.29 and a beta of 0.78. American National Bankshares has a 12-month low of $26.39 and a 12-month high of $42.49. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $36.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $36.87.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st were paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 30th. American National Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 50.79%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on AMNB shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded American National Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of American National Bankshares in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. ValuEngine downgraded American National Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded American National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.

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About American National Bankshares

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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