Headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of 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 media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.4992825317463 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Separately, Maxim Group increased their target price on First Savings Financial Group from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) remained flat at $53.40 during trading on Friday. 2,586 shares of the company traded hands. The company has a market cap of $119.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.71 and a beta of 0.27. First Savings Financial Group has a 12-month low of $35.16 and a 12-month high of $58.97. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $53.02 and its 200-day moving average price is $51.08.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st were given a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 30th. First Savings Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 13.33%.

In other news, Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 2,000 shares of First Savings Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total transaction of $106,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 11,566 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $612,998. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Larry W. Myers sold 600 shares of First Savings Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total value of $31,680.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 3,235 shares of company stock worth $171,335. Company insiders own 20.13% of the company’s stock.

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About First Savings Financial Group

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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