Headlines about Fauquier Bankshares (NASDAQ:FBSS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fauquier Bankshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.5463485758486 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Fauquier Bankshares (NASDAQ:FBSS) traded up 2.86% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $18.00. 4,496 shares of the company traded hands. Fauquier Bankshares has a 1-year low of $14.13 and a 1-year high of $19.88. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.73 and a 200-day moving average of $18.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $67.79 million, a P/E ratio of 20.74 and a beta of 0.36.

Fauquier Bankshares (NASDAQ:FBSS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The financial services provider reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $6.60 million during the quarter. Fauquier Bankshares had a return on equity of 5.93% and a net margin of 11.87%. On average, analysts predict that Fauquier Bankshares will post $1.29 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.67%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. Fauquier Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 55.17%.

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About Fauquier Bankshares

Fauquier Bankshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, The Fauquier Bank (the Bank). The Bank has over 10 service branch offices located in the Virginia communities of Old Town-Warrenton, Catlett, The Plains, Sudley Road-Manassas, New Baltimore, Bealeton, Bristow, Haymarket, Gainesville and Centreville Road-Manassas, Virginia.

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