SI Financial Group (SIFI) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.08
News coverage about SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SI Financial Group earned a news impact score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.3727827509917 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) traded up 0.33% on Tuesday, hitting $15.05. 694 shares of the stock were exchanged. SI Financial Group has a one year low of $12.30 and a one year high of $16.45. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $15.73 and its 200-day moving average is $14.99. The company has a market cap of $178.30 million, a P/E ratio of 14.35 and a beta of 0.33.
SI Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIFI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The savings and loans company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter. SI Financial Group had a net margin of 17.81% and a return on equity of 7.71%. The business had revenue of $14.32 million during the quarter. On average, equities analysts forecast that SI Financial Group will post $0.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. SI Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 18.87%.
In related news, CFO Lauren L. Murphy sold 3,143 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.96, for a total transaction of $47,019.28. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 18,682 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $279,482.72. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 4.88% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About SI Financial Group
SI Financial Group, Inc is a holding company for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering a range of financial services to consumers and businesses in its market area, including insurance, trust and investment services.
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