Media stories about Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sussex Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.0085797328462 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on SBBX shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $32.50 price target on shares of Sussex Bancorp in a report on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded Sussex Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sussex Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday, December 30th.

Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ SBBX) traded up $0.25 during trading on Friday, reaching $29.45. The company had a trading volume of 5,565 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,986. The company has a market capitalization of $179.41, a PE ratio of 27.02 and a beta of 0.47. Sussex Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $19.75 and a fifty-two week high of $29.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.03.

Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $9.83 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.80 million. Sussex Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.29% and a net margin of 12.94%. research analysts predict that Sussex Bancorp will post 1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. Sussex Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is 22.02%.

In related news, EVP Sergio Enzo Musacchio sold 1,199 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.32, for a total value of $31,557.68. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 3,448 shares in the company, valued at $90,751.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 17.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Sussex Bancorp Company Profile

Sussex Bancorp is a bank holding company for Sussex Bank (the Bank). The Company’s primary business is the ownership and supervision of the Bank. The Company has two business segments: banking and financial services, and insurance services. The Company, through the Bank, conducts a traditional commercial banking business, and offer services, including personal and business checking accounts and time deposits, money market accounts and savings accounts.

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