Media stories about Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bear State Financial earned a media sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.70490213338 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, BidaskClub cut Bear State Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th.
Shares of Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) opened at $10.27 on Tuesday. Bear State Financial has a 12 month low of $8.66 and a 12 month high of $10.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49. The firm has a market capitalization of $387.49, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.12 and a beta of 1.22.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 1st were issued a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 31st. Bear State Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 20.00%.
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Bear State Financial Company Profile
Bear State Financial, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary Bear State Bank, N.A. (the Bank) is a community-oriented financial institution, which offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest bearing and interest bearing checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.
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