Media coverage about Access National Corporation (NASDAQ:ANCX) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Access National Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9634156146005 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Access National Corporation (ANCX) traded up 1.631% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $25.865. 12,979 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $527.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.493 and a beta of 0.95. Access National Corporation has a 52-week low of $21.76 and a 52-week high of $33.18. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $26.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $27.43.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.36%. Access National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 59.41%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on ANCX shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Access National Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of Access National Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.67.

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In other Access National Corporation news, Director J Randolph Babbitt purchased 4,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 29th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $25.53 per share, for a total transaction of $104,673.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 9,126 shares in the company, valued at $232,986.78. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Over the last quarter, insiders have bought 4,955 shares of company stock valued at $126,168. Corporate insiders own 24.31% of the company’s stock.

About Access National Corporation

Access National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Access National Bank (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of financial services and products, and specializes in providing customized financial services to small and medium sized businesses, professionals and associated individuals.

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