News articles about Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Charter Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.5746675225988 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research firms have weighed in on CHFN. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Charter Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Charter Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 25th.
CHFN stock traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $21.43. 10,832 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 32,813. Charter Financial has a 1 year low of $15.81 and a 1 year high of $21.94. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.98 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The stock has a market capitalization of $329.12, a P/E ratio of 25.29 and a beta of 0.41.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 13th were issued a $0.08 dividend. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 12th. This is an increase from Charter Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Charter Financial’s payout ratio is 35.17%.
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Charter Financial Company Profile
Charter Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company for CharterBank (the Bank). The Bank is a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans and investment securities, commercial business loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and other consumer loans.
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