Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact MSB Financial (MSBF) Stock Price

Headlines about MSB Financial (NASDAQ:MSBF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MSB Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.2699592695383 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

MSBF traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $19.55. 1,733 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,341. The company has a market capitalization of $109.32 million, a PE ratio of 27.07 and a beta of 0.10. MSB Financial has a one year low of $17.10 and a one year high of $20.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.15, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

MSB Financial (NASDAQ:MSBF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st. The savings and loans company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $4.51 million for the quarter. MSB Financial had a return on equity of 5.34% and a net margin of 14.89%.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.445 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. This is an increase from MSB Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.43.

Separately, ValuEngine raised MSB Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd.

In other MSB Financial news, Director Lawrence B. Seidman sold 140,137 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.98, for a total transaction of $2,519,663.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 18.01% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

MSB Financial Company Profile

MSB Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Millington Bank that provides various banking products and services in New Jersey. The company offers deposit products, including checking accounts; savings accounts, such as regular passbook, statement, money market, and club accounts, as well as six-level tiered savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and fixed or variable rate individual retirement accounts.

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