Media stories about Bank of South Carolina Corp. (NASDAQ:BKSC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of South Carolina Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.7318289033756 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Bank of South Carolina Corp. (BKSC) opened at $18.44 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $91.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 0.28. Bank of South Carolina Corp. has a twelve month low of $17.35 and a twelve month high of $23.97.
Bank of South Carolina Corp. (NASDAQ:BKSC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 12th. The bank reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Bank of South Carolina Corp. had a return on equity of 12.70% and a net margin of 29.70%.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 10th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 6th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.25%. This is a boost from Bank of South Carolina Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. Bank of South Carolina Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 57.14%.
In related news, insider Sheryl G. Sharry purchased 2,151 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 17th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.98 per share, with a total value of $40,825.98. Following the completion of the acquisition, the insider now owns 55,055 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,044,943.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders acquired 4,880 shares of company stock worth $81,163 in the last ninety days. 28.87% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Bank of South Carolina Corp.
Bank of South Carolina Corporation is a financial institution holding company. The Company offers a range of financial services through its subsidiary, The Bank of South Carolina (the Bank). The Bank is a commercial bank, which operates principally in the Charleston, Dorchester and Berkeley counties of South Carolina.
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