Samuel E. Eckart Sells 400 Shares of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (FSFG) Stock

First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSFG) Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $57.23, for a total value of $22,892.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,648 shares in the company, valued at approximately $609,385.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ FSFG) traded up $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $56.61. The stock had a trading volume of 286 shares, compared to its average volume of 659. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.95. The firm has a market cap of $126.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.99 and a beta of 0.23. First Savings Financial Group, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $39.97 and a fifty-two week high of $58.97.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The bank reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $10.52 million for the quarter. First Savings Financial Group had a return on equity of 10.74% and a net margin of 21.89%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.99%. First Savings Financial Group’s payout ratio is 14.11%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. ZPR Investment Management boosted its stake in First Savings Financial Group by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 6,244 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $342,000 after purchasing an additional 117 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. bought a new stake in First Savings Financial Group during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $108,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in First Savings Financial Group by 15.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 25,259 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,382,000 after purchasing an additional 3,417 shares during the period. State Street Corp bought a new stake in First Savings Financial Group during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Finally, Stilwell Value LLC boosted its stake in First Savings Financial Group by 5,178.0% during the 2nd quarter. Stilwell Value LLC now owns 1,055,600 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,056,000 after purchasing an additional 1,035,600 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 18.03% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Maxim Group increased their price objective on First Savings Financial Group from $60.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th.

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First Savings Financial Group Company Profile

First Savings Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company for First Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership of the outstanding common stock of First Savings Bank. The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses in its primary market area.

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