Essa Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) Director William A. Viechnicki sold 6,202 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.94, for a total transaction of $86,455.88. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 14,853 shares in the company, valued at $207,050.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of Essa Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) opened at 13.94 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $145.34 million, a P/E ratio of 17.21 and a beta of 0.20. Essa Bancorp Inc. has a 12-month low of $12.69 and a 12-month high of $14.22. The company has a 50 day moving average of $13.83 and a 200-day moving average of $13.65.

Essa Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.02. Essa Bancorp had a return on equity of 5.01% and a net margin of 12.95%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Essa Bancorp Inc. will post $0.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 30th. Investors of record on Friday, September 16th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 14th. Essa Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.44%.

About Essa Bancorp

ESSA Bancorp, Inc is the Pennsylvania-chartered stock holding company of ESSA Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Company provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its approximately 30 full-service banking offices, located in Monroe, Northampton and Lehigh counties, Pennsylvania.

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