News coverage about Citizens & Northern Corp (NASDAQ:CZNC) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Citizens & Northern Corp earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.1976025003696 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of Citizens & Northern Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. TheStreet raised shares of Citizens & Northern Corp from a “c+” rating to a “b+” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th.

Shares of Citizens & Northern Corp (NASDAQ CZNC) traded up 1.17% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $22.39. 37,377 shares of the stock traded hands. Citizens & Northern Corp has a 52-week low of $20.54 and a 52-week high of $26.57. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23.07 and a 200-day moving average of $23.28. The company has a market cap of $272.62 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.10 and a beta of 0.46.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st were issued a $0.26 dividend. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.64%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 27th.

In other Citizens & Northern Corp news, CEO J Bradley Scovill acquired 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $22.49 per share, for a total transaction of $89,960.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 34,376 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $773,116.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Edward H. Owlett III sold 14,598 shares of Citizens & Northern Corp stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.16, for a total transaction of $323,491.68. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 20,691 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $458,512.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders purchased 8,267 shares of company stock valued at $187,590 and sold 35,519 shares valued at $796,203. Insiders own 4.31% of the company’s stock.

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About Citizens & Northern Corp

Citizens & Northern Corporation is a holding company. The Company’s principal activity is community banking. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in providing a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in North Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York State.

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