Charter Financial (CHFN) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.1523047983687 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.

Several brokerages have commented on CHFN. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Charter Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine cut Charter Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th.

Charter Financial (CHFN) traded down $0.18 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $18.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 31,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 27,911. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. Charter Financial has a 52 week low of $15.81 and a 52 week high of $21.10. The stock has a market cap of $277.07, a PE ratio of 19.27 and a beta of 0.43.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The bank reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.05). Charter Financial had a net margin of 19.22% and a return on equity of 6.87%.

In related news, insider Lee Washam sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total value of $152,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 137,928 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,620,632. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 12.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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