Hingham Institution for Savings (HIFS) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hingham Institution for Savings earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.6327415473289 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Hingham Institution for Savings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday.

Shares of Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) opened at $227.01 on Monday. Hingham Institution for Savings has a twelve month low of $148.02 and a twelve month high of $231.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $478.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.42 and a beta of 0.80.

Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 12th. The savings and loans company reported $2.97 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $16.41 million during the quarter.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Friday, January 5th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.60%. Hingham Institution for Savings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 11.63%.

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About Hingham Institution for Savings

Hingham Institution for Savings (the Bank) is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank (the Bank). The Bank is principally engaged in the business of residential and commercial real estate mortgage lending, funded by a retail deposit network and borrowings. The Bank provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses through its approximately 10 offices in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.

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