Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Southern National Banc. of Virginia (SONA) Share Price

News coverage about Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern National Banc. of Virginia earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.8600461409575 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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SONA opened at $15.76 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18. The company has a market capitalization of $384.00, a P/E ratio of 17.91 and a beta of 0.29. Southern National Banc. of Virginia has a 12-month low of $15.11 and a 12-month high of $18.48.

Southern National Banc. of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $25.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.50 million. Southern National Banc. of Virginia had a net margin of 2.72% and a return on equity of 5.97%. equities research analysts predict that Southern National Banc. of Virginia will post 1.15 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southern National Banc. of Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price target on the stock in a report on Saturday. BidaskClub raised shares of Southern National Banc. of Virginia from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th.

In other Southern National Banc. of Virginia news, SVP William H. Lagos acquired 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $9.20 per share, with a total value of $32,200.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the senior vice president now owns 36,657 shares in the company, valued at approximately $337,244.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Georgia S. Derrico acquired 32,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $6.29 per share, for a total transaction of $201,280.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders purchased 42,218 shares of company stock worth $316,436. 9.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Southern National Banc. of Virginia

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc (Southern National) is the bank holding company for Sonabank (Sonabank). The Company’s principal business is the acquisition of deposits from the general public through its branch offices and deposit intermediaries, as well as the use of these deposits to fund its loan and investment portfolios.

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