First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSFG) Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 500 shares of First Savings Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 owns 10,114 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $575,284.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ FSFG) traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $56.71. 501 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,195. First Savings Financial Group, Inc. has a 1 year low of $43.25 and a 1 year high of $58.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $127.41, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.09 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The bank reported $1.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.06. First Savings Financial Group had a net margin of 21.89% and a return on equity of 10.74%. The firm had revenue of $10.52 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.99%. First Savings Financial Group’s payout ratio is 14.11%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stilwell Value LLC lifted its holdings in shares of First Savings Financial Group by 5,178.0% during the second quarter. Stilwell Value LLC now owns 1,055,600 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,056,000 after purchasing an additional 1,035,600 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in First Savings Financial Group by 15.6% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 25,259 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,382,000 after acquiring an additional 3,417 shares during the last quarter. ZPR Investment Management raised its holdings in First Savings Financial Group by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 6,244 shares of the bank’s stock worth $342,000 after acquiring an additional 117 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp purchased a new position in First Savings Financial Group in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $224,000. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new position in First Savings Financial Group in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $108,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 18.03% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Maxim Group lifted their target price on shares of First Savings Financial Group from $60.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th.

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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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