First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSFG) Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.88, for a total transaction of $28,440.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,114 shares in the company, valued at $575,284.32. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

First Savings Financial Group, Inc. (FSFG) traded down $0.30 on Friday, hitting $56.82. 501 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 964. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 0.95 and a quick ratio of 0.91. First Savings Financial Group, Inc. has a one year low of $43.25 and a one year high of $58.97. The company has a market capitalization of $127.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.07 and a beta of 0.11.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The bank reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.99 by $0.06. First Savings Financial Group had a net margin of 21.89% and a return on equity of 10.74%. The company had revenue of $10.52 million for the quarter.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.99%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. First Savings Financial Group’s payout ratio is currently 14.11%.

Separately, Maxim Group raised their price target on shares of First Savings Financial Group from $60.00 to $63.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, November 20th.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Stilwell Value LLC raised its position in First Savings Financial Group by 5,178.0% in the second quarter. Stilwell Value LLC now owns 1,055,600 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,056,000 after acquiring an additional 1,035,600 shares during the period. ZPR Investment Management increased its stake in shares of First Savings Financial Group by 1.9% in the second quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 6,244 shares of the bank’s stock worth $342,000 after purchasing an additional 117 shares in the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of First Savings Financial Group in the third quarter worth about $108,000. State Street Corp purchased a new position in shares of First Savings Financial Group in the second quarter worth about $224,000. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of First Savings Financial Group by 15.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 25,259 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,382,000 after purchasing an additional 3,417 shares in the last quarter. 18.03% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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