News articles about SB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SBFG) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press 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. SB Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8659338496047 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. FIG Partners reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of SB Financial Group in a research report on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine upgraded SB Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd.
Shares of SB Financial Group stock opened at $18.46 on Friday. SB Financial Group has a 52-week low of $15.61 and a 52-week high of $19.58. The company has a market capitalization of $120.52, a PE ratio of 10.55 and a beta of 0.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.96.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th were given a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.63%. SB Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.14%.
In other SB Financial Group news, CFO Anthony Van Cosentino bought 2,777 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.00 per share, for a total transaction of $49,986.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $90,000. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Mark A. Klein bought 4,166 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.00 per share, for a total transaction of $74,988.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 23,209 shares in the company, valued at $417,762. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 8,333 shares of company stock worth $149,994 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 3.90% of the company’s stock.
SB Financial Group Company Profile
SB Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company. Through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in a range of activities, including commercial banking, item processing and wealth management services. The Company’s subsidiaries include The State Bank and Trust Company (State Bank), RFCBC, Inc (RFCBC), Rurbanc Data Services, Inc (doing business as RDSI Banking Systems (RDSI)), SBT Insurance, LLC (SBI) and Rurban Statutory Trust II (RST II).
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