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Park Sterling Corp. (NASDAQ:PSTB) CAO Susan D. Sabo sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.80, for a total value of $17,000.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 15,776 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $107,277. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Park Sterling Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 29th. They now have a $7.50 price target on the stock. Analysts at Sandler O’Neill initiated coverage on shares of Park Sterling Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, June 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $7.50 price target on the stock.

Park Sterling Corp. (NASDAQ:PSTB) traded up 0.44% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $6.83. 22,055 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Park Sterling Corp. has a one year low of $5.79 and a one year high of $7.28. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $6.74 and its 200-day moving average is $6.64. The company has a market cap of $299.9 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.60.

Park Sterling Corp. (NASDAQ:PSTB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 24th. The company reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. On average, analysts predict that Park Sterling Corp. will post $0.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Park Sterling Corp., formerly Park Sterling Bank, is a North Carolina-chartered commercial bank. The Company offers deposit and loan banking services.

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