Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAL) Director Holly J. Nelson sold 900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.18, for a total value of $44,262.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (SAL) opened at $47.38 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $132.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.53 and a beta of 0.61. Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $37.55 and a 12-month high of $51.80. 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 (NASDAQ:SAL) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.65 by $0.21. Salisbury Bancorp had a return on equity of 7.82% and a net margin of 14.13%. The firm had revenue of $10.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.20 million. equities analysts anticipate that Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.08 earnings per share 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 dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.36%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. Salisbury Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.22%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SAL. ZPR Investment Management purchased a new stake in shares of Salisbury Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at $203,000. Shufro Rose & Co. LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Salisbury Bancorp during the 3rd quarter valued at $209,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Salisbury Bancorp by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 25,711 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,066,000 after purchasing an additional 490 shares during the last quarter. 9.83% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

SAL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th.

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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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