SB Financial Group (SBFG) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about SB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SBFG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SB Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.257941276819 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of SBFG stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.98. 4,089 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,534. The company has a market capitalization of $129.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.59 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.99. SB Financial Group has a 52 week low of $15.61 and a 52 week high of $20.45.

SB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SBFG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $12.67 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.80 million. SB Financial Group had a net margin of 23.18% and a return on equity of 11.98%. sell-side analysts forecast that SB Financial Group will post 1.53 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 10th will be issued a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th. SB Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.77%.

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded shares of SB Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

SB Financial Group Company Profile

SB Financial Group, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides range of banking and wealth management services to individual and corporate customers primarily in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. It accepts deposits, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, demand deposits, and time certificates of deposit.

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