Fidelity Southern (LION) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.23

Media headlines about Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Fidelity Southern earned a coverage optimism score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.7126459799551 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Fidelity Southern (LION) opened at $23.75 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.93. Fidelity Southern has a 12-month low of $20.08 and a 12-month high of $24.95. The stock has a market cap of $622.28, a P/E ratio of 14.84 and a beta of 1.31.

Fidelity Southern (NASDAQ:LION) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $67.03 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.20 million. Fidelity Southern had a return on equity of 11.30% and a net margin of 13.78%. research analysts forecast that Fidelity Southern will post 1.36 earnings per share for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Fidelity Southern from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.88.

In other Fidelity Southern news, insider James B. Miller, Jr. sold 35,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.11, for a total transaction of $789,327.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 2,876,372 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $63,596,584.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Chairman James B. Miller, Jr. sold 17,347 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.91, for a total transaction of $380,072.77. Following the sale, the chairman now directly owns 2,876,372 shares in the company, valued at approximately $63,021,310.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 10,546 shares of company stock worth $19,596 and have sold 86,047 shares worth $1,273,590. 18.77% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Fidelity Southern Company Profile

Fidelity Southern Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary bank, Fidelity Bank, which is a state chartered bank (the Bank). The Company provides an array of financial products and services for business and retail customers in the metropolitan Atlanta and Jacksonville, Orlando and Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida markets.

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