Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Charter Financial Corp. (CHFN) Share Price

News stories about Charter Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHFN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Charter Financial Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.0581531708214 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Charter Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.50.

Charter Financial Corp. (CHFN) opened at 19.21 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $275.72 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.44 and a beta of 0.44. Charter Financial Corp. has a one year low of $12.51 and a one year high of $21.10. The company’s 50-day moving average is $17.47 and its 200 day moving average is $18.14.

Charter Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHFN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. Charter Financial Corp. had a net margin of 21.28% and a return on equity of 7.57%. The business had revenue of $16.63 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.74 million. Equities analysts expect that Charter Financial Corp. will post $1.02 EPS for the current year.

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About Charter Financial Corp.

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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