FS Bancorp (FSBW) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.9103823957028 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

FS Bancorp (NASDAQ FSBW) traded down 1.04% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $51.34. The stock had a trading volume of 1,630 shares. The company has a market cap of $149.96 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.03 and a beta of 0.42. FS Bancorp has a 12 month low of $27.80 and a 12 month high of $53.44. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $50.62 and its 200 day moving average is $45.04.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on FSBW shares. DA Davidson started coverage on FS Bancorp in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. FS Bancorp has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.75.

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In related news, CEO Joseph C. Adams sold 4,446 shares of FS Bancorp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.80, for a total transaction of $199,180.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 13.19% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

FS Bancorp Company Profile

FS Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington (the Bank). The Company is a diversified lender with a focus on the origination of indirect home improvement loans, also referred to as fixture secured loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, home loans, commercial business loans and second mortgage and home equity loan products.

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