Press coverage about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Salisbury Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.0099700508757 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on SAL shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th.

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) opened at $45.69 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $127.30, a PE ratio of 20.49 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.99. Salisbury Bancorp has a 12-month low of $37.55 and a 12-month high of $51.80.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last issued its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.21. The business had revenue of $10.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.20 million. Salisbury Bancorp had a net margin of 14.13% and a return on equity of 7.82%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Salisbury Bancorp will post 3.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be given a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.45%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. Salisbury Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 50.22%.

In other news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 892 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total value of $40,363.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Holly J. Nelson sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.18, for a total transaction of $44,262.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 4,792 shares of company stock valued at $221,718 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 19.14% of the company’s stock.

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About Salisbury Bancorp

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank is a Connecticut-chartered and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the FDIC) insured commercial bank. The Bank provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking and trust and wealth advisory services through a network of over 10 banking offices and approximately nine automated teller machines (ATMs).

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