Sussex Bancorp (SBBX) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sussex Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.1174426485705 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of NASDAQ:SBBX traded up $0.60 on Friday, hitting $30.45. 3,690 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 21,675. Sussex Bancorp has a 12 month low of $19.75 and a 12 month high of $32.85. The company has a market cap of $236.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.28 and a beta of 0.44. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67.

Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ:SBBX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.04. Sussex Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.98% and a net margin of 12.94%. The business had revenue of $9.83 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.80 million. equities research analysts predict that Sussex Bancorp will post 2.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

SBBX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sussex Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price target for the company in a research report on Saturday, December 30th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded Sussex Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Hovde Group downgraded Sussex Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Sussex Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st.

In other news, CEO George Lista sold 2,000 shares of Sussex Bancorp stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.11, for a total transaction of $58,220.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 78,553 shares in the company, valued at $2,286,677.83. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 10.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Sussex Bancorp Company Profile

Sussex Bancorp operates as a bank holding company for Sussex Bank that provides commercial banking and related financial services to individual, business, and government customers. It operates through two segments, Banking and Financial Services; and Insurance Services. The company's deposit products include personal and business checking accounts, time deposits, money market accounts, savings accounts, NOW accounts, and demand deposits.

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