News articles about Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Financial Institutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.417339872611 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) remained flat at $27.20 during midday trading on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 53,671 shares. The stock has a market cap of $407.95 million, a PE ratio of 13.27 and a beta of 1.19. The company’s 50 day moving average is $28.68 and its 200 day moving average is $31.38. Financial Institutions has a 12 month low of $25.98 and a 12 month high of $35.40.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $36.76 million for the quarter. Financial Institutions had a return on equity of 10.03% and a net margin of 20.08%. On average, analysts forecast that Financial Institutions will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.09%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, September 13th. Financial Institutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 40.98%.

Several research firms recently issued reports on FISI. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $31.50 price target on shares of Financial Institutions in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Financial Institutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th.

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Financial Institutions Company Profile

Financial Institutions, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries: Five Star Bank (the Bank), a New York chartered bank; Scott Danahy Naylon, LLC (SDN), a full service insurance agency, and Courier Capital, LLC (Courier Capital), an investment advisory and wealth management company.

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