Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect ESSA Bancorp (ESSA) Share Price
Media stories about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ESSA Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2606042251628 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of ESSA Bancorp (ESSA) opened at $15.71 on Tuesday. ESSA Bancorp has a 52 week low of $14.01 and a 52 week high of $16.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 0.92. The company has a market cap of $180.20, a P/E ratio of 22.85 and a beta of 0.25.
ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The financial services provider reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter. ESSA Bancorp had a net margin of 11.03% and a return on equity of 4.15%. The business had revenue of $13.86 million for the quarter.
In other ESSA Bancorp news, insider Gary S. Olson sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.83, for a total value of $118,640.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Thomas J. Grayuski sold 6,654 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.12, for a total transaction of $107,262.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 50,399 shares of company stock worth $762,864. Insiders own 12.39% of the company’s stock.
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About ESSA Bancorp
ESSA Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank is a community-oriented savings bank. The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its banking offices, located in Monroe, Northampton, Lehigh, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.
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