MainSource Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $24.69 and last traded at $24.56, with a volume of 38,371 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $24.20.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on MSFG shares. Zacks Investment Research cut MainSource Financial Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price objective on MainSource Financial Group from $26.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 26th.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $22.67 and a 200 day moving average of $21.84. The stock has a market cap of $580.95 million and a PE ratio of 16.26.

MainSource Financial Group (NASDAQ:MSFG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.01. On average, equities analysts predict that MainSource Financial Group Inc. will post $1.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.48%.

In related news, Director William G. Barron bought 3,130 shares of MainSource Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 29th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $23.45 per share, for a total transaction of $73,398.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

MainSource Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company operates a banking subsidiary: MainSource Bank (the Bank), an Indiana state-chartered bank. Through the Bank, the Company offers a range of financial services, including accepting time and transaction deposits; making consumer, commercial, agribusiness and real estate mortgage loans; renting safe deposit facilities; providing personal and corporate trust services, and providing other corporate services, such as letters of credit and repurchase agreements.

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