Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAL) has been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $48.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.77 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Salisbury Bancorp an industry rank of 107 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

SAL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Salisbury Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd.

SAL stock traded down $0.11 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $42.00. The company had a trading volume of 1,236 shares, compared to its average volume of 887. The company has a market cap of $118.10 million, a PE ratio of 14.89 and a beta of 0.41. Salisbury Bancorp has a 1-year low of $34.65 and a 1-year high of $51.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

Salisbury Bancorp (NASDAQ:SAL) last released its earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The bank reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $10.10 million for the quarter. Salisbury Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.13% and a net margin of 14.63%. On average, analysts anticipate that Salisbury Bancorp will post 2.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Michael D. Gordon sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.00, for a total transaction of $63,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 13.04% of the company’s stock.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Salisbury Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAL) by 6.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 28,287 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,612 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 1.01% of Salisbury Bancorp worth $1,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 8.99% of the company’s stock.

Salisbury Bancorp Company Profile

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company that provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking, and trust and wealth advisory services. It offers various retail and commercial deposit products. The company also provides loans, such as residential and commercial real estate loans; construction loans; commercial loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto and personal installment loans.

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