Bank of SC (BKSC) Receiving Somewhat Negative News Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Bank of SC (NASDAQ:BKSC) has trended somewhat negative on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Bank of SC earned a daily sentiment score of -1.25 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the bank an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

BKSC stock traded down $0.21 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $17.58. 7,577 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,631. The company has a market capitalization of $97.65 million and a P/E ratio of 14.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.15, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a current ratio of 0.80. Bank of SC has a fifty-two week low of $16.75 and a fifty-two week high of $22.00.

Bank of SC (NASDAQ:BKSC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, April 9th. The bank reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter. Bank of SC had a return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 34.20%.

In other Bank of SC news, CFO Eugene H. Iv Walpole bought 4,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, May 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.60 per share, with a total value of $88,200.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 3,611 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $70,775.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, President Fleetwood S. Hassell bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 17th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $18.92 per share, for a total transaction of $189,200.00. Following the acquisition, the president now directly owns 51,487 shares in the company, valued at $974,134.04. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased a total of 14,610 shares of company stock worth $279,464 in the last ninety days. 27.94% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Bank of SC Company Profile

Bank of South Carolina Corporation operates as the holding company for The Bank of South Carolina that provides commercial banking services to individuals, professionals, and small and middle market businesses in South Carolina. The company offers a range of deposit products, including non-interest bearing demand accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, time deposits, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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