News stories about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.1652388082795 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sound Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd.

Shares of Sound Financial Bancorp traded up $0.24, hitting $40.81, on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The stock had a trading volume of 999 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,044. The company has a market capitalization of $102.39 million, a PE ratio of 16.56 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. Sound Financial Bancorp has a 52-week low of $31.15 and a 52-week high of $40.81.

Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The bank reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $8.03 million during the quarter. Sound Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 17.55% and a return on equity of 9.67%.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 24th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 10th will be paid a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 9th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.37%.

In other news, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 770 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.03, for a total value of $29,283.10. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,709 shares in the company, valued at $64,993.27. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 1,795 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.05, for a total transaction of $68,299.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 2,420 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $92,081. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 2,595 shares of company stock valued at $98,745 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 11.10% of the company’s stock.

About Sound Financial Bancorp

Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for Sound Community Bank that provides traditional banking and other financial services for individuals and businesses. It accepts various deposits products comprising savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, NOW accounts, demand accounts, certificates of deposit, and checking accounts.

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