Press coverage about Sound Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:SFBC) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sound Financial Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 48.1132163547685 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Sound Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd.
Shares of Sound Financial Bancorp remained flat at $$39.50 during midday trading on Thursday, MarketBeat.com reports. 561 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 981. 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 firm has a market cap of $99.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.04 and a beta of 0.31. Sound Financial Bancorp has a 1-year low of $30.71 and a 1-year high of $40.00.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 24th. Investors of record on Friday, August 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 9th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.42%.
In related news, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 1,795 shares of Sound Financial Bancorp stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.05, for a total transaction of $68,299.75. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,420 shares in the company, valued at approximately $92,081. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director David S. Haddad, Jr. sold 770 shares of Sound Financial Bancorp stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.03, for a total transaction of $29,283.10. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,709 shares in the company, valued at approximately $64,993.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 2,595 shares of company stock worth $98,745 in the last 90 days. Company 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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