Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (SONA) Stock Price
Press coverage about Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.8357753445276 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on SONA shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th.
Shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (SONA) traded up 2.54% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $15.75. 104,515 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $376.58 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 47.30 and a beta of 0.37. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia has a 12 month low of $12.34 and a 12 month high of $18.48. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $17.05 and its 200-day moving average is $17.04.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.03%. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 91.43%.
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About Southern National Bancorp of Virginia
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc (Southern National) is the bank holding company for Sonabank (Sonabank). The Company’s principal business is the acquisition of deposits from the general public through its branch offices and deposit intermediaries, as well as the use of these deposits to fund its loan and investment portfolios.
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