Media coverage about Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Citizens First Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.7192460872852 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) traded down $0.16 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $23.05. The company had a trading volume of 3,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,989. Citizens First Corporation has a 1-year low of $16.77 and a 1-year high of $24.25. The company has a market capitalization of $58.64, a PE ratio of 13.98 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 1.06.
Citizens First Corporation (NASDAQ:CZFC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter. Citizens First Corporation had a return on equity of 10.98% and a net margin of 19.50%. The business had revenue of $4.79 million for the quarter.
The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.84%. This is a boost from Citizens First Corporation’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. Citizens First Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.84%.
In other Citizens First Corporation news, Director Mark Iverson purchased 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $23.75 per share, for a total transaction of $59,375.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 2,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $59,375. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Insiders have acquired a total of 3,750 shares of company stock worth $88,950 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 12.10% of the company’s stock.
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About Citizens First Corporation
Citizens First Corporation is the bank holding company for Citizens First Bank, Inc (the Bank). The Bank conducts full-service community banking operations from approximately 10 locations in the Kentucky counties of Barren, Hart, Simpson and Warren. The Bank is primarily engaged in the business of accepting demand, savings and time deposits insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and providing commercial, consumer and mortgage loans to the general public.
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