Headlines about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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 media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.0829774915176 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sound Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Sound Financial Bancorp remained flat at $$38.33 on Thursday, according to Marketbeat. 29 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,504. The company has a market capitalization of $97.05 million, a PE ratio of 17.64 and a beta of 0.33. Sound Financial Bancorp has a twelve month low of $29.55 and a twelve month high of $39.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.18.
Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The bank reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $7.56 million for the quarter. Sound Financial Bancorp had a net margin of 16.45% and a return on equity of 8.72%.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, May 10th were given a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.46%. This is a positive change from Sound Financial Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, May 9th.
In other news, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 770 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.03, for a total transaction of $29,283.10. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,709 shares in the company, valued at $64,993.27. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 1,795 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred 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 in the company, valued at $92,081. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 2,595 shares of company stock worth $98,745 over the last quarter. 11.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Sound Financial Bancorp Company Profile
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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