Media stories about Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) have trended somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne reports. The research group, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bear State Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 60 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) opened at 8.74 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $329.40 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.48 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.22 and a 200-day moving average price of $9.66. Bear State Financial has a 1-year low of $8.65 and a 1-year high of $10.95.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 1st were issued a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 27th. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. Bear State Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.53%.
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Bear State Financial Company Profile
Bear State Financial, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary Bear State Bank, N.A. (the Bank) is a community-oriented financial institution, which offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest bearing and interest bearing checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.
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