MSB Financial Corp. (MSBF) Earning Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about MSB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:MSBF) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MSB Financial Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

MSB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:MSBF) remained flat at $17.65 on Tuesday. 121 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $17.44 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.01. MSB Financial Corp. has a 52 week low of $12.85 and a 52 week high of $18.00. The firm has a market cap of $97.60 million, a PE ratio of 65.37 and a beta of -0.01.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of MSB Financial Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of MSB Financial Corp. from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th.

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In related news, Director Lawrence B. Seidman acquired 91,207 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $16.95 per share, for a total transaction of $1,545,958.65. Following the transaction, the director now owns 30,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $508,500. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Lawrence B. Seidman acquired 34,330 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 24th. The stock was bought at an average price of $16.95 per share, with a total value of $581,893.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $508,500. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 125,837 shares of company stock valued at $2,132,916 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 20.73% of the company’s stock.

About MSB Financial Corp.

MSB Financial Corp. is a federally chartered company. The Company’s holding subsidiary is Millington Savings Bank (the Bank), a chartered stock savings bank. The Bank is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The Bank is engaged in attracting retail deposits from the general public and using those deposits, together with funds generated from operations principal repayments on securities and loans and borrowed funds for its lending and investing activities.

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