Media coverage about AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) has trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press 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. AmeriServ Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.3468618127433 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ ASRV) traded down 1.23% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $4.00. 27,664 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $73.79 million, a PE ratio of 15.21 and a beta of 0.15. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $4.00 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.95. AmeriServ Financial has a 52-week low of $3.10 and a 52-week high of $4.25.
AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter. AmeriServ Financial had a return on equity of 5.11% and a net margin of 8.59%. The business had revenue of $12.65 million during the quarter. Equities analysts predict that AmeriServ Financial will post ($0.02) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be paid a $0.015 dividend. This represents a $0.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 3rd. AmeriServ Financial’s payout ratio is presently 23.08%.
Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of AmeriServ Financial from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 19th.
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AmeriServ Financial Company Profile
AmeriServ Financial, Inc is a bank holding company of AmeriServ Financial Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal activities consist of owning and operating its three subsidiary entities. The Company’s segments include retail banking, commercial banking, trust and investment/parent. Its Retail banking segment includes the deposit-gathering branch franchise and lending to both individuals and small businesses.
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