News stories about Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ames National Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6420547965898 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st will be given a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.87%. Ames National Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.00%.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered Ames National Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.
About Ames National Corporation
Ames National Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company operates through banking segment. The Company owns five banking subsidiaries consisting of two national banks and three state-chartered banks. All of its operations are conducted in the State of Iowa and primarily within the central and north central Iowa counties of Boone, Hancock, Marshall, Polk and Story where the Company’s banking subsidiaries are located.
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