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Peoples Financial Corporation Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.01 (NASDAQ:PFBX)

The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 1.82% and sits 2.07% higher versus its 50 days moving average. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total transaction of $27,000.00. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.60% of Fulton Financial Corporation worth $19,819,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In other Fulton Financial Corp news, insider Curtis J. Myers sold 9,285 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.35, for a total transaction of $101,640.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on FULT. Bank of Montreal Can grew its position in Fulton Financial Corporation by 1.3% during the first quarter. State Street Corp increased its position in Fulton Financial Corp by 11.7% in the fourth quarter.

Since April 12, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 sales for $28,200 activity. Great West Life Assurance Co. Finally, World Asset Management Inc grew its stake in shares of Fulton Financial Corporation by 1.9% during the first quarter. Can now owns 100,183 shares of the bank's stock worth $1,783,000 after buying an additional 5,057 shares in the last quarter.

Waterstone Capital Management L.P. holds 3.12% of its portfolio in State Bank Financial Corp for 198,135 shares. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Fulton Financial Corp by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 10,768 shares of the bank's stock valued at $192,000 after acquiring an additional 199 shares in the last quarter.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered Fulton Financial Corporation from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fulton Financial Corp from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $21.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fulton Financial Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th.

On July 13 analysts at Stephens & Co. added FULT to its research portfolio by announcing an initial rating of "Equal-Weight". Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company.

Shares of Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ PFBX) opened at 13.90 on Thursday. Fulton Financial Corporation has a 52 week low of $14.04 and a 52 week high of $19.90. The stock has a market cap of $3.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.99 and a beta of 1.16. The stock's last price was higher from the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $17.7 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average price was $18.28.

Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFBX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as -50% to the downside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. Fulton Financial Corporation had a net margin of 20.86% and a return on equity of 8.02%. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $0.22 earnings per share. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.12 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.10 to $1.16.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.32%.

On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of $0.07 in September 2017 quarter and $0.24 in December 2017 quarter, representing -46.15% and 0% growth, respectively.

Fulton Financial Cor (FULT) presently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 168.41.

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Peoples Financial Corporation is a bank holding company, which operates in the state of Mississippi through its subsidiary, The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi (the Bank).



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