The MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

The MidSouth Bancorp (MSL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL) opened at 14.45 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $164.48 million, a P/E ratio of 25.80 and a beta of 1.11. MidSouth Bancorp has a 1-year low of $9.05 and a 1-year high of $16.60. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $14.43 and its 200-day moving average is $14.04.

Media headlines about MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. MidSouth Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 98 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The bank reported $0.15 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15. The firm had revenue of $23.11 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.90 million. MidSouth Bancorp had a net margin of 8.79% and a return on equity of 4.90%. Analysts forecast that MidSouth Bancorp will post $0.64 EPS for the current year. The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 13th. MidSouth Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 62.07%.

MidSouth Bancorp Company Profile MidSouth Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates primarily through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, MidSouth Bank, N.A. The Company is operating principally in the community banking business by providing banking services to commercial and retail customers through the Bank. The Bank is community oriented and focuses primarily on offering commercial and consumer loan and deposit services to individuals and small to middle market businesses in Louisiana, and central and east Texas.new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “MSL”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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