Media stories about First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First Savings Financial Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.0696891599214 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ FSFG) remained flat at $53.00 during trading on Wednesday. 37 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $118.83 million, a P/E ratio of 12.64 and a beta of 0.27. First Savings Financial Group has a 1-year low of $35.05 and a 1-year high of $58.97. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $53.01 and its 200-day moving average is $50.86.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. First Savings Financial Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 13.33%.

Separately, Maxim Group increased their price target on First Savings Financial Group from $55.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th.

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In related news, Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.00, for a total value of $106,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,566 shares in the company, valued at $612,998. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Larry W. Myers sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.80, for a total value of $31,680.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,217 shares of company stock valued at $170,381 in the last quarter. 20.13% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About First Savings Financial Group

First Savings Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding company for First Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company’s principal business activity is the ownership of the outstanding common stock of First Savings Bank. The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering traditional financial services to consumers and businesses in its primary market area.

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