Poage Bankshares (PBSK) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News stories about Poage Bankshares (NASDAQ:PBSK) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Poage Bankshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 49.1204375950157 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Poage Bankshares (PBSK) traded up $0.20 during trading on Friday, reaching $19.10. Poage Bankshares has a 52 week low of $17.20 and a 52 week high of $20.25. The company has a market capitalization of $66.56, a price-to-earnings ratio of 46.10 and a beta of 0.07. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.26%. Poage Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.54%.

Poage Bankshares declared that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, December 6th that permits the company to buyback 180,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the savings and loans company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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About Poage Bankshares

Poage Bankshares, Inc is a holding company for Town Square Bank (Town Square). Town Square is a federal savings association. The Company operates in banking segment. Town Square’s business consists of accepting savings accounts, checking accounts and certificates of deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in first lien one-to-four-family mortgage loans, commercial and multi-family real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans consumer loans, consisting primarily of automobile loans and home equity loans and lines of credit, and construction loans.

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