Equities research analysts expect that FS Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FSBW) will post earnings of $1.45 per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for FS Bancorp’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.48 and the lowest is $1.42. FS Bancorp posted earnings per share of $1.16 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 25%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, October 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that FS Bancorp will report full-year earnings of $4.95 per share for the current year. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $5.74 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.51 to $5.90. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover FS Bancorp.

FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The bank reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.40 by ($0.28). FS Bancorp had a net margin of 23.80% and a return on equity of 11.59%. The company had revenue of $23.62 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $23.14 million.

Several equities analysts recently commented on FSBW shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 24th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of FS Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 31st.

Shares of FS Bancorp stock traded up $0.19 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $50.03. 9,200 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,973. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $48.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $49.70. The stock has a market cap of $223.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.71, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.05. FS Bancorp has a 12 month low of $41.25 and a 12 month high of $57.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.08.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 8th were issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 7th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.20%. FS Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 12.85%.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of FS Bancorp by 2,590.0% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 807 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $41,000 after purchasing an additional 777 shares in the last quarter. Pecaut & CO. bought a new stake in shares of FS Bancorp during the first quarter worth about $214,000. FCA Corp TX bought a new stake in shares of FS Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $245,000. Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of FS Bancorp during the second quarter worth about $246,000. Finally, US Bancorp DE increased its stake in shares of FS Bancorp by 693.9% in the second quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 6,232 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $323,000 after buying an additional 5,447 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 58.37% of the company’s stock.

About FS Bancorp

FS Bancorp, Inc operates as a bank holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington that provides banking and financial services to local families, local and regional businesses, and industry niches. The company operates in two segments, Commercial and Consumer Banking; and Home Lending. It offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit.

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