News articles about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ESSA Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.8919889717041 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) CEO Sells $49,365.20 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) CEO Sells $20,720.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) Insider Sells $70,104.60 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) CFO Sells 11,944 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) traded down $0.05 on Wednesday, hitting $14.35. The stock had a trading volume of 13,124 shares, compared to its average volume of 15,523. The company has a market cap of $172.64, a P/E ratio of 21.10 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. ESSA Bancorp has a 12-month low of $14.01 and a 12-month high of $16.80.
Separately, TheStreet downgraded ESSA Bancorp from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, January 26th.
In related news, VP Thomas J. Grayuski sold 8,383 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.35, for a total value of $137,062.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Allan A. Muto sold 11,944 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.40, for a total value of $171,993.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 30,402 shares of company stock valued at $457,748. Corporate insiders own 8.83% of the company’s stock.
ESSA Bancorp Company Profile
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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