News stories about National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Bankshares earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.7249124517651 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Sandler O’Neill set a $49.00 price objective on National Bankshares and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th. BidaskClub lowered National Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th.
National Bankshares stock traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $47.30. 6,311 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,830. National Bankshares has a 12 month low of $36.75 and a 12 month high of $49.75. The firm has a market cap of $332.94 million, a PE ratio of 21.85 and a beta of 0.26.
National Bankshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and local governments. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposits, and individual retirement accounts Its loan products include commercial and agricultural, commercial real estate, residential real estate, home equity, and various consumer loan products, as well as loans for the construction of commercial and residential properties.
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