SI Financial Group (SIFI) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.06

Media coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.5655107019783 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of SI Financial Group (SIFI) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $15.20. 8,100 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 18,231. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.07. The stock has a market cap of $185.50, a PE ratio of 13.57 and a beta of 0.31. SI Financial Group has a 52-week low of $13.50 and a 52-week high of $16.45.

SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The savings and loans company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $13.38 million for the quarter. SI Financial Group had a net margin of 18.57% and a return on equity of 7.92%.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 27th. Investors of record on Monday, November 6th were issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.32%. SI Financial Group’s payout ratio is 17.86%.

In related news, CEO Rheo A. Brouillard sold 2,325 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.66, for a total transaction of $34,084.50. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 58,068 shares in the company, valued at approximately $851,276.88. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Rheo A. Brouillard sold 3,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.31, for a total transaction of $55,116.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 6,196 shares of company stock worth $93,130 over the last quarter. 4.88% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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SI Financial Group Company Profile

SI Financial Group, Inc is a holding company for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to consumers and businesses in its market area, including insurance, trust and investment services.

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