Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hanmi Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 48.5242252733408 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) traded up $0.40 on Friday, reaching $31.90. 121,333 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 193,302. Hanmi Financial has a one year low of $25.45 and a one year high of $34.55. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,021.60, a PE ratio of 18.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48.

Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The bank reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48. Hanmi Financial had a net margin of 22.52% and a return on equity of 10.59%. The business had revenue of $54.03 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $54.53 million. analysts predict that Hanmi Financial will post 2.31 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 5th will be given a $0.24 dividend. This is a positive change from Hanmi Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 2nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.01%. Hanmi Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 56.47%.

Several research firms have recently commented on HAFC. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hanmi Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Hanmi Financial in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hanmi Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, January 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Hanmi Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hanmi Financial has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.00.

In other Hanmi Financial news, Director John J. Ahn purchased 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $31.56 per share, for a total transaction of $94,680.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 3.91% of the company’s stock.

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Hanmi Financial Company Profile

Hanmi Financial Corporation is the holding company for Hanmi Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank conducting general business banking, with its primary market encompassing the Korean-American community, as well as other ethnic communities across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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