Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) Stock Price

News coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 47.6307746128621 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Sound Financial Bancorp (SFBC) traded down $0.20 on Monday, reaching $35.00. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 11,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,934. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44. The stock has a market cap of $87.88, a PE ratio of 16.28 and a beta of 0.37. Sound Financial Bancorp has a 52 week low of $29.50 and a 52 week high of $35.45.

Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The bank reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter. The company had revenue of $7.40 million during the quarter. Sound Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.68% and a net margin of 16.37%.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. This is a boost from Sound Financial Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 9th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. Sound Financial Bancorp’s payout ratio is 22.33%.

In other news, Director James E. Sweeney sold 1,082 shares of Sound Financial Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.77, for a total value of $37,621.14. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 7,470 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $259,731.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold a total of 2,519 shares of company stock valued at $85,321 in the last 90 days. 12.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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About Sound Financial Bancorp

Sound Financial Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for Sound Community Bank that provides traditional banking and other financial services for individuals and businesses. It accepts various deposits products comprising savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, NOW accounts, demand accounts, certificates of deposit, and checking accounts.

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