FS Bancorp (FSBW) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

Headlines about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 47.5490081954878 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of FS Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of FS Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.75.

FS Bancorp (FSBW) opened at $57.50 on Tuesday. FS Bancorp has a 52 week low of $33.86 and a 52 week high of $57.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17. The firm has a market capitalization of $209.03, a P/E ratio of 13.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.49.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 9th were paid a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 8th. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. FS Bancorp’s payout ratio is 10.50%.

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About FS Bancorp

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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