Headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.1930340592351 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) opened at $67.75 on Monday. First Savings Financial Group has a 52 week low of $47.50 and a 52 week high of $80.01. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $153.18, a PE ratio of 15.36 and a beta of 0.20.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) last posted its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $1.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by $0.38. First Savings Financial Group had a return on equity of 11.41% and a net margin of 23.08%. The firm had revenue of $10.96 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 2nd will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.89%. First Savings Financial Group’s payout ratio is 13.61%.

Separately, Maxim Group boosted their target price on First Savings Financial Group from $63.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st.

In other First Savings Financial Group news, SVP Jacqueline R. Journell sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.71, for a total value of $113,420.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.88, for a total value of $28,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,114 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $575,284.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 2,734 shares of company stock valued at $155,156. Insiders own 16.73% of the company’s stock.

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First Savings Financial Group Company Profile

First Savings Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company for First Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership of the outstanding common stock of First Savings Bank. The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses in its primary market area.

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