HopFed Bancorp (HFBC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News coverage about HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HopFed Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 48.0537215406229 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

HFBC traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $15.61. The company had a trading volume of 11,535 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,103. The company has a quick ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The stock has a market cap of $102.71 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.54 and a beta of 0.19. HopFed Bancorp has a 1 year low of $13.51 and a 1 year high of $16.29.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $8.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.10 million. HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 5.54% and a net margin of 9.30%. equities analysts anticipate that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 4th were given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, April 3rd. HopFed Bancorp’s payout ratio is 26.32%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut HopFed Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 11th.

In other HopFed Bancorp news, CFO Billy C. Duvall sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.05, for a total value of $30,100.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 4.10% of the company’s stock.

About HopFed Bancorp

HopFed Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts.

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