Headlines about MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. MutualFirst Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.0277176988522 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) traded down $0.25 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $36.35. 6,400 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,686. The stock has a market cap of $270.45, a PE ratio of 22.16, a PEG ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 0.24. MutualFirst Financial has a 1-year low of $30.75 and a 1-year high of $40.50. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44.
MutualFirst Financial (NASDAQ:MFSF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The bank reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by ($0.03). The business had revenue of $17.04 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $17.20 million. MutualFirst Financial had a return on equity of 9.78% and a net margin of 16.00%. equities research analysts expect that MutualFirst Financial will post 2.37 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub cut shares of MutualFirst Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MutualFirst Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $39.00 target price on shares of MutualFirst Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of MutualFirst Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.67.
In other news, Director Jerry Dean Mcvicker sold 1,621 shares of MutualFirst Financial stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.25, for a total transaction of $63,624.25. Following the transaction, the director now owns 36,550 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,434,587.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Charles J. Viater sold 1,000 shares of MutualFirst Financial stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $39.05, for a total transaction of $39,050.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 182,937 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,143,689.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,621 shares of company stock worth $211,227 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 11.30% of the company’s stock.
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MutualFirst Financial Company Profile
MutualFirst Financial, Inc (MutualFirst) is the bank holding company of MutualBank (MutualBank or the Bank). The Bank offers financial services through approximately 30 full service retail financial center offices in Allen, Delaware, Elkhart, Grant, Kosciusko, Randolph, Saint Joseph and Wabash counties in Indiana.
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