Press coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 48.1652388082795 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Separately, ValuEngine raised Sound Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Shares of Sound Financial Bancorp traded up $0.24, hitting $40.81, during mid-day trading on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The stock had a trading volume of 999 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,044. Sound Financial Bancorp has a 12-month low of $31.15 and a 12-month high of $40.81. The stock has a market cap of $102.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.56 and a beta of 0.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.18 and a quick ratio of 1.17.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th.
In other news, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 770 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.03, for a total value of $29,283.10. Following the sale, the director now owns 1,709 shares in the company, valued at $64,993.27. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 1,795 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.05, for a total transaction of $68,299.75. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 2,420 shares in the company, valued at approximately $92,081. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 2,595 shares of company stock valued at $98,745 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 11.10% of the company’s stock.
About Sound Financial Bancorp
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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