Hingham Institution for Savings (HIFS) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.19

Media stories about Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hingham Institution for Savings earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 47.2033831572426 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ HIFS) traded down 1.03% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $192.99. The company had a trading volume of 678 shares. Hingham Institution for Savings has a one year low of $133.20 and a one year high of $203.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $411.45 million, a P/E ratio of 16.86 and a beta of 0.73. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $188.00 and its 200-day moving average is $180.05.

Hingham Institution for Savings (NASDAQ:HIFS) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 13th. The savings and loans company reported $2.97 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $16.09 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 9th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. This is an increase from Hingham Institution for Savings’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.70%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. Hingham Institution for Savings’s payout ratio is presently 12.37%.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Hingham Institution for Savings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th.

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About Hingham Institution for Savings

Hingham Institution for Savings (the Bank) is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank (the Bank). The Bank is principally engaged in the business of residential and commercial real estate mortgage lending, funded by a retail deposit network and borrowings. The Bank provides a range of financial services to individuals and small businesses through its approximately 10 offices in Boston and southeastern Massachusetts.

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