Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact FS Bancorp (FSBW) Stock Price

Media headlines about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.9649563018253 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on FSBW. ValuEngine downgraded FS Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.75.

Shares of FS Bancorp (NASDAQ FSBW) traded up $1.13 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $56.41. The stock had a trading volume of 6,946 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,396. The firm has a market cap of $203.15, a P/E ratio of 13.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.15 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.96. FS Bancorp has a 12 month low of $34.91 and a 12 month high of $58.00.

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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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