Charter Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHFN)’s share price shot up 4.4% on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $13.81 and last traded at $13.76, with a volume of 52,215 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.18.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Charter Financial Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 5th.

The firm has a market cap of $195.72 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.72. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $13.13 and its 200-day moving average is $13.21.

Charter Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHFN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. On average, equities analysts forecast that Charter Financial Corp. will post $0.86 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Charter Financial Corporation is the savings and loan holding company for CharterBank (the Bank). The Bank is a federally-chartered savings bank. Its principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans and investment securities, commercial business loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and other consumer loans.

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