Press coverage about HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. 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. HopFed Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.7041087490533 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut HopFed Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th.
Shares of HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ HFBC) opened at $15.46 on Friday. HopFed Bancorp has a 1-year low of $13.51 and a 1-year high of $16.29. The stock has a market capitalization of $103.03, a P/E ratio of 21.18 and a beta of 0.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46.
HopFed Bancorp announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 16th that permits the company to buyback 300,000 shares. This buyback authorization permits the savings and loans company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.29%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 4th. HopFed Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.40%.
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About HopFed Bancorp
HopFed Bancorp, Inc is a savings and loan holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Heritage Bank USA, Inc (the Bank). The Bank is a Kentucky state chartered commercial bank based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with branch offices in Kentucky and Tennessee. The business of the Bank primarily consists of attracting deposits from the general public and investing such deposits in loans secured by single family residential real estate and investment securities, including United States Government and agency securities, municipal and corporate bonds, collateralized mortgages obligations (CMOs), and mortgage-backed securities.
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