First Savings Financial Group (FSFG) PT Raised to $79.00 at Maxim Group

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) had its price target lifted by Maxim Group from $70.00 to $79.00 in a report published on Monday. Maxim Group currently has a buy rating on the bank’s stock.

“F2Q18 core EPS was $1.08, adjusted for charges related to the acquisition of Odon (FNBO), which closed intra-quarter. There were no cost savings in F2Q18.”,” the firm’s analyst commented.

Shares of FSFG opened at $70.78 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $165.49 million, a P/E ratio of 15.71 and a beta of 0.22. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57. First Savings Financial Group has a twelve month low of $49.31 and a twelve month high of $80.01.

First Savings Financial Group (NASDAQ:FSFG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The bank reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.27 by ($0.58). The firm had revenue of $11.29 million for the quarter. First Savings Financial Group had a net margin of 20.65% and a return on equity of 11.64%.

In other First Savings Financial Group news, Director Samuel E. Eckart sold 906 shares of First Savings Financial Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.00, for a total value of $60,702.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 12,965 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $868,655. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 16.73% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Sei Investments Co. grew its position in First Savings Financial Group by 100.0% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 2,000 shares of the bank’s stock worth $139,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in First Savings Financial Group by 21.0% in the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 6,265 shares of the bank’s stock worth $438,000 after purchasing an additional 1,087 shares during the period. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its position in First Savings Financial Group by 37.4% in the 4th quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 20,025 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,142,000 after purchasing an additional 5,456 shares during the period. 18.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

First Savings Financial Group Company Profile

First Savings Financial Group, Inc operates as the holding company for First Savings Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and business customers in southern Indiana. The company operates through Core Banking and SBA Lending segments. It accepts deposits, such as checking accounts, NOW and money market accounts, regular savings accounts, time deposits, and certificates of deposit.

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