HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
Press coverage about HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HopFed Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 46.5394412153976 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) traded up 0.1798% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.3213. 352 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $89.19 million, a P/E ratio of 21.3432 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 stock has a 50-day moving average price of $14.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.54.
HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.03. HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 4.76% and a net margin of 10.26%. The firm had revenue of $8.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.86 million. Equities analysts expect that HopFed Bancorp will post $0.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 7th were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This is an increase from HopFed Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, July 5th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.40%. HopFed Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.85%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th.
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HopFed Bancorp Company Profile
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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