Charter Financial (CHFN) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Charter Financial earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.9159329181125 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

NASDAQ CHFN opened at $24.64 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.98. Charter Financial has a 12 month low of $15.81 and a 12 month high of $24.90. The company has a market capitalization of $373.61 million, a P/E ratio of 25.94 and a beta of 0.36.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 24th. The bank reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34. Charter Financial had a return on equity of 6.97% and a net margin of 19.24%. The company had revenue of $19.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.22 million.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 10th will be issued a $0.085 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 9th. This is a boost from Charter Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. This represents a $0.34 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.38%. Charter Financial’s payout ratio is currently 35.79%.

CHFN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Charter Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 17th. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Charter Financial in a report on Wednesday, March 28th.

Charter Financial Company Profile

Charter Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for CharterBank, a federally-chartered savings bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company's deposit products include checking, money market, regular savings, and term certificate accounts, as well as noninterest-bearing demand deposits.

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