Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect FS Bancorp (FSBW) Stock Price

Media coverage about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 43.5633884909598 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.

NASDAQ:FSBW opened at $55.96 on Friday. FS Bancorp has a one year low of $36.32 and a one year high of $59.81. The firm has a market capitalization of $199.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.03.

FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by ($0.05). FS Bancorp had a net margin of 20.05% and a return on equity of 13.26%. The company had revenue of $16.56 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.14 million. analysts predict that FS Bancorp will post 4.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 30th will be issued a $0.14 dividend. This is an increase from FS Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, April 27th. FS Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 10.55%.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on FSBW shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of FS Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of FS Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.75.

In other news, Chairman Ted A. Leech sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.47, for a total value of $272,350.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Mark Tueffers sold 2,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.25, for a total transaction of $135,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,250. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.19% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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FS Bancorp Company Profile

FS Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington (the Bank). The Company is a diversified lender with a focus on the origination of indirect home improvement loans, also referred to as fixture secured loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, home loans, commercial business loans and second mortgage and home equity loan products.

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