Citizens Holding (NASDAQ:CIZN) Short Interest Down 17.6% in August

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Citizens Holding (NASDAQ:CIZN) was the target of a significant drop in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,400 shares, a drop of 17.6% from the July 31st total of 1,700 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 days. Currently, 0.0% of the shares of the company are sold short.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Citizens stock. BancorpSouth Bank boosted its holdings in Citizens Holding (NASDAQ:CIZN) by 110.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 83,764 shares of the bank’s stock after purchasing an additional 44,017 shares during the quarter. BancorpSouth Bank owned approximately 1.71% of Citizens worth $1,728,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 6.94% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ CIZN traded up $0.09 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $19.85. The company had a trading volume of 1,020 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,948. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $20.50 and its 200 day simple moving average is $21.05. The stock has a market cap of $100.68 million, a P/E ratio of 17.23 and a beta of -0.13. Citizens has a 1 year low of $19.08 and a 1 year high of $24.00.

Citizens (NASDAQ:CIZN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 23rd. The bank reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $8.28 million for the quarter. Citizens had a net margin of 13.98% and a return on equity of 6.63%.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 16th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.84%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 13th.

Citizens Company Profile

Citizens Holding Company operates as the bank holding company for The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia that provides various commercial and personal banking products and services. The company offers demand deposits, as well as savings and time deposit accounts. It also provides secured and unsecured loans; mortgage loans; installment loans; credit card loans; single and multi-family housing, farm, residential and commercial construction, and commercial real estate loans; commercial, industrial, and agricultural production loans; and consumer loans, as well as issues letters of credit.

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