Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect SB Financial Group (SBFG) Share Price

Media stories about SB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SBFG) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SB Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8774202850395 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of SB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Shares of SB Financial Group (NASDAQ SBFG) opened at $18.44 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.96. SB Financial Group has a one year low of $15.61 and a one year high of $19.58. The firm has a market cap of $118.01, a PE ratio of 10.54 and a beta of 0.53.

SB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SBFG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter. SB Financial Group had a net margin of 22.26% and a return on equity of 12.43%. The business had revenue of $11.75 million during the quarter.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. SB Financial Group’s payout ratio is presently 17.14%.

In related news, Chairman Mark A. Klein bought 4,166 shares of SB Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $18.00 per share, for a total transaction of $74,988.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now owns 23,209 shares in the company, valued at $417,762. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Anthony Van Cosentino bought 2,777 shares of SB Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $18.00 per share, with a total value of $49,986.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $90,000. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders purchased 8,508 shares of company stock valued at $153,083. 4.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About SB Financial Group

SB Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company. Through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in a range of activities, including commercial banking, item processing and wealth management services. The Company’s subsidiaries include The State Bank and Trust Company (State Bank), RFCBC, Inc (RFCBC), Rurbanc Data Services, Inc (doing business as RDSI Banking Systems (RDSI)), SBT Insurance, LLC (SBI) and Rurban Statutory Trust II (RST II).

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