First Savings Financial Group (FSFG) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
Media coverage about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring 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 media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 41.4461568417773 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of brokerages have issued reports on FSFG. ValuEngine raised First Savings Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 2nd. Maxim Group upped their target price on First Savings Financial Group from $70.00 to $79.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th.
Shares of FSFG stock traded up $0.52 on Monday, hitting $72.18. 1,178 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,767. The firm has a market cap of $164.10 million, a P/E ratio of 15.58 and a beta of 0.20. First Savings Financial Group has a 1-year low of $51.00 and a 1-year high of $80.01. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.51.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 29th. Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 31st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.83%.
In other First Savings Financial Group news, COO John P. Lawson, Jr. sold 947 shares of First Savings Financial Group stock in a transaction on Friday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total value of $66,290.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, COO John P. Lawson, Jr. sold 3,173 shares of First Savings Financial Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.00, for a total transaction of $228,456.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 5,444 shares of company stock valued at $387,426 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 16.73% of the company’s stock.
About First Savings Financial Group
First Savings Financial Group, Inc operates as the holding company for First Savings Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and business customers in southern Indiana. The company operates through Core Banking and SBA Lending segments. It accepts deposits, such as checking accounts, NOW and money market accounts, regular savings accounts, time deposits, and certificates of deposit.
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