Media coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the bank an impact score of 45.8630925051138 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Sound Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Shares of NASDAQ:SFBC traded down $0.74 on Monday, hitting $38.25. The company had a trading volume of 644 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,841. Sound Financial Bancorp has a 1 year low of $29.55 and a 1 year high of $39.00. The company has a current ratio of 1.18, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. The stock has a market cap of $96.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.55 and a beta of 0.35.
Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 26th. The bank reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter. Sound Financial Bancorp had a return on equity of 8.72% and a net margin of 16.45%. The firm had revenue of $7.56 million during the quarter.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 10th were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.46%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, May 9th. This is a positive change from Sound Financial Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.12.
In other Sound Financial Bancorp news, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 770 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.03, for a total transaction of $29,283.10. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 1,709 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,993.27. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 11.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
Sound Financial Bancorp Company Profile
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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