Shares of Charter Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHFN) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 141,871 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 179% from the previous session’s volume of 50,818 shares.The stock last traded at $12.97 and had previously closed at $13.01.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Charter Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $13.12 and its 200 day moving average is $13.21. The company has a market capitalization of $184.49 million and a P/E ratio of 22.36.

Charter Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHFN) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. Equities analysts expect that Charter Financial Corp. will post $0.86 EPS for the current 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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