Media coverage about Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE:BHB) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bar Harbor Bankshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4733132182826 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE BHB) traded up 0.42% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $28.64. 46,131 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $26.65 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $441.63 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.38. Bar Harbor Bankshares has a 1-year low of $24.13 and a 1-year high of $33.41.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.1867 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.75 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.64%.
Separately, TheStreet cut shares of Bar Harbor Bankshares from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th.
In other news, Director Stephen R. Theroux bought 2,410 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $27.23 per share, for a total transaction of $65,624.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen R. Theroux bought 2,545 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $25.73 per share, with a total value of $65,482.85. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have bought 5,985 shares of company stock valued at $158,153.
Bar Harbor Bankshares Company Profile
Bar Harbor Bankshares is a bank holding company. The Company’s operating subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (the Bank), is a community bank, which offers a range of deposit, loan and related banking products, as well as brokerage services provided through a third-party brokerage arrangement. In addition, the Company offers trust and investment management services through its second tier subsidiary, Bar Harbor Trust Services, a Maine chartered non-depository trust company.
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