Trading volume for Peoples Financial Corporation was 100 in the last trading session. Trading volume was down 89.15% under the stocks average daily volume.
Short traders are feeling a little more bullish on shares of Peoples Financial Corporation lately as shown by the downtick in short interest. The firm recorded a fall in short interest of -30.23% as of the latest report on October 13, 2017. Short interest fell from 2,061 to 1,438 over that period. Days to cover decreased from 2.0 to 2.0 and the percentage of shorted shares is 0.00% as of October 13.
Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:PFBX) has been the object of insider buying activity recently. Chevis Swetman, CEO reported the purchase of 83 shares of (PFBX). The shares were bought on September 19th for an average price of $14.73. Swetman now owns $4,592,195 of the stock according to the SEC filing.
Additionally, here are a few investment firms who have increased or decreased their stake in (PFBX). Morgan Stanley reduced its investment by selling 932 shares a decrease of 93.2% as of 06/30/2017. Morgan Stanley now controls 68 shares valued at $1,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 93.3%. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its ownership by buying 1,400 shares an increase of 4.9% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Renaissance Technologies LLC controls 30,200 shares worth $415,000. The value of the position overall is down by 4.2%.
Gendell Jeffrey L augmented its holdings by buying 55,567 shares an increase of 15.2% in the quarter. Gendell Jeffrey L claims 421,341 shares with a value of $5,793,000. The value of the position overall is up by 5.2%. As of quarter end Blackrock Inc. had sold a total of 84,158 shares trimming its position 99.3%. The value of the investment in Peoples Financial Corporation decreased from $1,276,000 to $8,000 a change of 99.4% quarter over quarter.
The company is unchanged by 0.00% since yesterday’s close of $14.25. Peoples Financial Corporation announced a dividend which was paid on Friday October 13th, 2017. The dividend payment was $0.005 per share for the quarter or $0.02 annualized. This dividend represents a yield of $0.13 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price. The ex-dividend date was set for Friday the 29th of September 2017.
Shares last traded at $14.25 just below the 50 day moving average of $14.49 and which is a tad above the 200 day moving average of $13.81. The 50 day moving average was down $-0.24 and the 200 day average moved up $0.44.
Peoples Financial Corporation currently has a P/E ratio of 58.16 and market capitalization is 73.00M.
Peoples Financial Corporation, launched on December 18, 1984, is a bank holding company, which operates in the state of Mississippi through its subsidiary, The Peoples Bank, Biloxi, Mississippi (the Bank). The Bank offers a range of services to individuals and small to middle market businesses within its trade area. The Bank’s primary lending focus is to offer business loans, commercial loans, real estate loans, construction loans, personal loans and installment loans, with an emphasis on commercial lending. Deposit services include interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts (IRA) accounts. The Bank provides depository accounts to individuals; small and middle market businesses, and state, county and local government entities in its trade area at interest rates consistent with market conditions..