Media coverage about Select Bancorp (NASDAQ:SLCT) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Select Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.0094231846603 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Select Bancorp (NASDAQ:SLCT) traded down $0.01 on Wednesday, reaching $12.63. 3,700 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,800. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The firm has a market capitalization of $147.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.78 and a beta of 0.27. Select Bancorp has a 12 month low of $9.60 and a 12 month high of $12.75.

Select Bancorp (NASDAQ:SLCT) last posted its earnings results on Friday, November 3rd. The bank reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $9.46 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.54 million. Select Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.38% and a net margin of 16.86%. research analysts forecast that Select Bancorp will post 0.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Select Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday.

In related news, Director Anthony Rand acquired 3,221 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $12.08 per share, for a total transaction of $38,909.68. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 14.21% of the company’s stock.

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Select Bancorp Company Profile

Select Bancorp, Inc is the bank holding company for Select Bank & Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial and retail financial services to customers located in its market areas. The Bank offers a range of banking services, including checking and savings accounts, commercial, consumer, mortgage and personal loans, and other associated financial services.

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