News coverage about Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (NASDAQ:SONA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 46.0551344352075 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia (NASDAQ SONA) opened at $16.42 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $392.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.59 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.94. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia has a 52 week low of $13.87 and a 52 week high of $18.48.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be paid a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%. Southern National Bancorp of Virginia’s payout ratio is 106.67%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on SONA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th.

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In related news, Chairman Georgia S. Derrico acquired 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.75 per share, for a total transaction of $63,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 9.60% of the company’s stock.

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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