Headlines about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.363169652794 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) opened at $66.00 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $145.11, a PE ratio of 14.97 and a beta of 0.25. First Savings Financial Group has a 1-year low of $44.25 and a 1-year high of $66.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $1.43 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.38. The business had revenue of $10.96 million for the quarter. First Savings Financial Group had a net margin of 23.08% and a return on equity of 11.56%.

Separately, Maxim Group upped their target price on shares of First Savings Financial Group from $63.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday.

In other news, Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.88, for a total transaction of $28,440.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,114 shares in the company, valued at approximately $575,284.32. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP Jacqueline R. Journell sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.71, for a total transaction of $113,420.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 3,134 shares of company stock worth $178,048. Insiders own 16.73% 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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