National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSH) Cut to “Hold” at StockNews.com

StockNews.com downgraded shares of National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSHGet Rating) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Piper Sandler cut their price objective on National Bankshares to $38.00 in a research report on Monday, July 4th. Janney Montgomery Scott assumed coverage on National Bankshares in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. They issued a neutral rating and a $37.00 price objective for the company.

National Bankshares Stock Performance

National Bankshares stock opened at $32.56 on Wednesday. National Bankshares has a one year low of $30.52 and a one year high of $39.19. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $31.95 and a 200 day simple moving average of $34.35.

National Bankshares (NASDAQ:NKSHGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 19th. The bank reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.12. National Bankshares had a return on equity of 11.16% and a net margin of 38.29%. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that National Bankshares will post 3.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

National Bankshares Cuts Dividend

The company also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 23rd were given a dividend of $0.72 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 20th. This represents a dividend yield of 4.4%.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On National Bankshares

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in NKSH. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of National Bankshares by 4.5% during the fourth quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 14,504 shares of the bank’s stock worth $519,000 after acquiring an additional 622 shares during the last quarter. Palladium Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of National Bankshares during the fourth quarter worth $900,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of National Bankshares by 5.1% during the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 31,770 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,137,000 after purchasing an additional 1,547 shares during the period. Marotta Asset Management acquired a new stake in shares of National Bankshares during the first quarter worth $566,000. Finally, Truist Financial Corp acquired a new stake in shares of National Bankshares during the first quarter worth $208,000. Institutional investors own 25.03% of the company’s stock.

National Bankshares Company Profile

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National Bankshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for the National Bank of Blacksburg that provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, businesses, non-profits, and local governments. The company accepts interest-bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposit accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, health savings accounts, and individual retirement accounts.

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