HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.16
News stories about HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HopFed Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.4857159135458 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) traded down 0.21% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $14.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,465 shares. The firm has a market cap of $88.36 million, a P/E ratio of 26.51 and a beta of 0.10. HopFed Bancorp has a 12-month low of $11.00 and a 12-month high of $15.45. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $14.48 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.47.
HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The savings and loans company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 3.79% and a net margin of 8.32%. The company had revenue of $9.05 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.67 million. On average, analysts expect that HopFed Bancorp will post $0.61 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 7th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 5th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.40%. This is a boost from HopFed Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. HopFed Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 37.04%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded HopFed Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th.
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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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