Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSVB) Sees Significant Growth in Short Interest

Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSVBGet Rating) saw a significant increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,300 shares, an increase of 130.0% from the April 30th total of 1,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,200 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.4 days.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in Mid-Southern Bancorp by 20.4% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 9,008 shares of the company’s stock valued at $136,000 after purchasing an additional 1,528 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Mid-Southern Bancorp by 6.9% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 43,239 shares of the company’s stock worth $640,000 after acquiring an additional 2,803 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley lifted its position in shares of Mid-Southern Bancorp by 499,900.0% during the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,000 after acquiring an additional 4,999 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its position in shares of Mid-Southern Bancorp by 16.2% during the fourth quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 170,120 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,552,000 after acquiring an additional 23,728 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 31.85% of the company’s stock.

MSVB stock opened at $13.70 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $39.43 million, a PE ratio of 23.22 and a beta of 0.28. The business has a 50 day moving average of $14.31 and a 200-day moving average of $14.77. Mid-Southern Bancorp has a 12-month low of $13.06 and a 12-month high of $16.29.

Mid-Southern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MSVBGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $2.02 million during the quarter.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 27th. Investors of record on Friday, May 13th will be paid a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 12th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.17%. Mid-Southern Bancorp’s payout ratio is 27.12%.

Mid-Southern Bancorp Company Profile (Get Rating)

Mid-Southern Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for Mid-Southern Savings Bank, FSB that provides various banking products and services to individuals and business customers. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and term deposits.

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