Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect American River Bankshares (AMRB) Stock Price

Headlines about American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American River Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.2610305367222 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several analysts have weighed in on AMRB shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American River Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 24th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of American River Bankshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th.

Shares of AMRB stock traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $15.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 14,003 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,135. The company has a market capitalization of $91.86 million, a P/E ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59. American River Bankshares has a 12-month low of $12.21 and a 12-month high of $17.50.

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.22. The business had revenue of $5.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.35 million. American River Bankshares had a net margin of 14.98% and a return on equity of 6.40%. sell-side analysts forecast that American River Bankshares will post 0.92 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 1st will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 31st. American River Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.67%.

In other American River Bankshares news, Director Michael A. Ziegler acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 27th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.82 per share, with a total value of $47,460.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 25,854 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $409,010.28. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 10.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

American River Bankshares Company Profile

American River Bankshares operates as the holding company for American River Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small and middle-market businesses, and individuals in California, the United States. The company accepts checking and savings deposits; and offers money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit.

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