Headlines about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.8252333497734 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- DA Davidson Weighs in on FS Bancorp, Inc.’s FY2017 Earnings (FSBW) (americanbankingnews.com)
- FS Bancorp, Inc. (FSBW) Plans $0.11 Quarterly Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)
- FS Bancorp : beats Street 3Q forecasts (4-traders.com)
- FS Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter of $3.5 Million or $1.07 Per Diluted Share and Nineteenth Consecutive Quarterly Cash Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
- FS Bancorp beats Street 3Q forecasts (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) traded up 0.4238% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $54.6205. 14,051 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market capitalization of $159.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.8037 and a beta of 0.42. FS Bancorp has a 52 week low of $29.65 and a 52 week high of $54.99. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $51.66 and its 200 day moving average is $46.54.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, November 9th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 8th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.81%. FS Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.50%.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FS Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of FS Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 price target for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $47.75.
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About FS Bancorp
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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