Citizens Holding (CIZN) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds
Media stories about Citizens Holding (NASDAQ:CIZN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Citizens Holding earned a news sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.1103889373913 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Citizens Holding (NASDAQ:CIZN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.06. Citizens Holding had a net margin of 17.37% and a return on equity of 7.33%. The company had revenue of $9.14 million during the quarter.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.97%. Citizens Holding’s dividend payout ratio is presently 71.11%.
Citizens Holding announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, July 26th that permits the company to buyback 200,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the bank to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
Citizens Holding Company Profile
Citizens Holding Company is a one-bank holding company of The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia, Mississippi (the Bank). Through its ownership of the Bank, the Company is engaged in a range of commercial and personal banking activities, including accepting demand deposits, savings and time deposit accounts, making secured and unsecured loans, issuing letters of credit, originating mortgage loans, and providing personal and corporate trust services.
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