News stories about American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American River Bankshares earned a coverage optimism score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7707428293231 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of American River Bankshares (AMRB) traded down 0.2956% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $13.4601. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 894 shares. The firm has a market cap of $87.29 million, a P/E ratio of 14.3958 and a beta of 0.37. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $14.07 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.52. American River Bankshares has a 12-month low of $10.15 and a 12-month high of $15.99.

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20. The company had revenue of $5.31 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.35 million. American River Bankshares had a net margin of 27.46% and a return on equity of 7.46%. On average, analysts expect that American River Bankshares will post $0.79 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 16th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 2nd will be given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 31st. American River Bankshares’s payout ratio is currently 21.28%.

A number of research firms recently commented on AMRB. Raymond James Financial, Inc. cut American River Bankshares from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. UBS AG cut American River Bankshares from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut American River Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th.

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In other news, CEO David T. Taber sold 33,753 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.85, for a total value of $467,479.05. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 165,751 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,295,651.35. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 12.20% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

American River Bankshares Company Profile

American River Bankshares is a bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiary is American River Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s primary business is serving the commercial banking needs of small to mid-sized businesses. The Bank accepts checking and savings deposits; offers money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit; makes secured and unsecured commercial loans, secured real estate loans, and other installment and term loans, and offers other customary banking services.

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