American River Bankshares (AMRB) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) is set to release its earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, January 25th. Analysts expect American River Bankshares to post earnings of $0.20 per share for the quarter.

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by ($0.03). American River Bankshares had a net margin of 24.61% and a return on equity of 6.66%. The firm had revenue of $5.18 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.45 million. On average, analysts expect American River Bankshares to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ AMRB) traded up $0.09 during trading on Friday, reaching $15.71. The company had a trading volume of 6,502 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,777. American River Bankshares has a 12 month low of $12.97 and a 12 month high of $16.49. The stock has a market cap of $100.12, a PE ratio of 18.70 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

American River Bankshares declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, October 19th that permits the company to buyback 320,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the financial services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th. American River Bankshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 23.81%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on AMRB. Zacks Investment Research cut American River Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Sandler O’Neill set a $16.00 target price on American River Bankshares and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded American River Bankshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.50.

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About American River Bankshares

American River Bankshares is a bank holding company. The Company’s banking subsidiary is American River Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s primary business is serving the commercial banking needs of small to mid-sized businesses. The Bank accepts checking and savings deposits; offers money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit; makes secured and unsecured commercial loans, secured real estate loans, and other installment and term loans, and offers other customary banking services.

Earnings History for American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB)

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