Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) Receiving Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Financial Institutions earned a media sentiment score of -1.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the bank an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Financial Institutions’ score:

Shares of FISI traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $32.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 620 shares, compared to its average volume of 29,037. Financial Institutions has a one year low of $25.57 and a one year high of $33.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $514.24 million, a PE ratio of 11.46 and a beta of 0.86. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $32.20 and its two-hundred day moving average is $30.52.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 29th. The bank reported $0.78 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.10. Financial Institutions had a return on equity of 11.60% and a net margin of 20.81%. The business had revenue of $44.84 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, December 13th were given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 12th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.10%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on FISI. BidaskClub lowered shares of Financial Institutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 31st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Financial Institutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd.

About Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions, Inc operates as the holding company for Five Star Bank that provides banking and financial services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses. It operates in two segments, Banking and Non-Banking. The company offers checking and savings account programs, including money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and sweep investments, as well as individual retirement and other qualified plan accounts.

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