Media stories about AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AmeriServ Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.5116634577709 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) opened at 4.00 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $73.79 million, a PE ratio of 15.21 and a beta of 0.15. AmeriServ Financial has a 12 month low of $3.10 and a 12 month high of $4.25. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $3.99 and its 200-day moving average is $3.95.
AmeriServ Financial (NASDAQ:ASRV) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.07 EPS for the quarter. AmeriServ Financial had a net margin of 8.59% and a return on equity of 5.11%. The firm had revenue of $12.65 million for the quarter. On average, analysts expect that AmeriServ Financial will post ($0.02) EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 21st. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th will be issued a $0.015 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.50%. AmeriServ Financial’s payout ratio is 23.08%.
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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