Peoples Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:PFIS) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, May 3rd, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.37 per share by the financial services provider on Tuesday, June 15th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.38%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 27th.
Peoples Financial Services has raised its dividend payment by 14.3% over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 1 years.
Shares of NASDAQ:PFIS traded up $1.09 during trading on Monday, reaching $43.74. 6,043 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 13,899. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.97. Peoples Financial Services has a 1-year low of $29.44 and a 1-year high of $47.54. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $43.11 and a two-hundred day moving average of $40.05. The firm has a market cap of $315.06 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.19 and a beta of 0.14.
In other Peoples Financial Services news, Director William E. Aubrey II purchased 861 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $39.00 per share, with a total value of $33,579.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 40,861 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,593,579. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Sandra Bodnyk purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $42.16 per share, for a total transaction of $42,160.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $168,640. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought a total of 5,000 shares of company stock valued at $198,134 in the last quarter. 7.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Peoples Financial Services Company Profile
Peoples Financial Services Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Peoples Security Bank & Trust Co, which provides financial services to individuals, families, and businesses. It offers home equity loans and lines of credit, construction, commercial and other non-residential real estate loans, consumer loans, multifamily mortgage loans and other loans.
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