Siena Capital Partners GP LLC Buys 16,082 Shares of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB)

Siena Capital Partners GP LLC increased its stake in shares of American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) by 8.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 212,614 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 16,082 shares during the quarter. American River Bankshares comprises approximately 3.1% of Siena Capital Partners GP LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 14th largest holding. Siena Capital Partners GP LLC owned 3.62% of American River Bankshares worth $2,966,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Separately, Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of American River Bankshares during the second quarter worth $108,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 50.08% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms recently commented on AMRB. Raymond James upgraded American River Bankshares from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American River Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 30th. Finally, TheStreet raised American River Bankshares from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.00.

NASDAQ AMRB opened at $14.05 on Thursday. American River Bankshares has a 1-year low of $10.50 and a 1-year high of $17.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $79.40 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.93 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.59.

American River Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMRB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 24th. The financial services provider reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $5.92 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $5.80 million. American River Bankshares had a net margin of 20.63% and a return on equity of 6.81%. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that American River Bankshares will post 1.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 30th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 29th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.42%. American River Bankshares’s payout ratio is 24.10%.

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American River Bankshares Profile

American River Bankshares operates as the holding company for American River Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to small and middle-market businesses, and individuals in California, the United States. The company accepts checking and savings deposits; and offers money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit.

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