Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Union Bankshares (UNB) Stock Price

News coverage about Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UNB) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Union Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.8976389454535 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Union Bankshares (UNB) traded up 0.73% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $41.60. The company had a trading volume of 2,334 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $185.62 million, a P/E ratio of 21.16 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $44.40 and a 200 day moving average price of $42.87. Union Bankshares has a one year low of $32.55 and a one year high of $50.15.

Union Bankshares (NASDAQ:UNB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 19th. The bank reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Union Bankshares had a return on equity of 15.34% and a net margin of 23.35%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 28th were paid a dividend of $0.29 per share. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 26th.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Union Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 20th.

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Union Bankshares Company Profile

Union Bankshares, Inc is a one-bank holding company whose subsidiary is Union Bank (Union or the Bank). The Company’s business is that of a community bank in the financial services industry. The Company operates through Union Bank segment, which provides retail, commercial, municipal banking, and asset management and trust services throughout its approximately 20 banking offices, over two loan centers, and a range of automated teller machines (ATMs) covering northern Vermont and New Hampshire.

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