News headlines about Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Salisbury Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 43.5182177288094 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.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Salisbury Bancorp (SAL) opened at $45.70 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $125.51, a PE ratio of 18.77 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. Salisbury Bancorp has a 52-week low of $35.50 and a 52-week high of $50.00.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Friday, November 10th were paid a $0.28 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.45%. Salisbury Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 46.67%.

SAL has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 2nd. FIG Partners reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $51.00 price objective (up previously from $48.50) on shares of Salisbury Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Salisbury Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th.

In other Salisbury Bancorp news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 892 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.25, for a total transaction of $40,363.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Charles M. Andola sold 800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.66, for a total transaction of $36,528.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 2,357 shares of company stock worth $107,614. 19.14% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Salisbury Bancorp Company Profile

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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