News coverage about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the bank an impact score of 47.0706140441897 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ FSFG) traded up 0.75% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $53.90. 2,369 shares of the stock were exchanged. First Savings Financial Group has a 52-week low of $35.16 and a 52-week high of $58.97. The stock has a market cap of $120.84 million, a PE ratio of 12.85 and a beta of 0.27. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $53.00 and a 200-day moving average of $51.03.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. First Savings Financial Group’s payout ratio is 13.33%.
Separately, Maxim Group increased their price target on shares of First Savings Financial Group from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th.
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In related news, CEO Larry W. Myers sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total transaction of $31,680.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total transaction of $106,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 11,566 shares in the company, valued at approximately $612,998. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 3,235 shares of company stock worth $171,335. 20.13% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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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