FS Bancorp (FSBW) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3327659278145 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

FSBW has been the topic of several analyst reports. DA Davidson initiated coverage on FS Bancorp in a report on Tuesday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 price objective on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded FS Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.75.

Shares of FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) opened at 48.94 on Wednesday. FS Bancorp has a 12-month low of $27.01 and a 12-month high of $51.72. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $46.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $42.79. The firm has a market cap of $142.95 million, a PE ratio of 11.47 and a beta of 0.41.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 9th were paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, August 7th. FS Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.23%.

In other FS Bancorp news, CEO Joseph C. Adams sold 4,446 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.80, for a total transaction of $199,180.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 13.19% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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FS Bancorp Company Profile

FS Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington (the Bank). The Company is a diversified lender with a focus on the origination of indirect home improvement loans, also referred to as fixture secured loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, home loans, commercial business loans and second mortgage and home equity loan products.

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