HopFed Bancorp (HFBC) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.13

Media coverage about HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HopFed Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the savings and loans company an impact score of 45.3211061631511 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

HopFed Bancorp (HFBC) traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $15.44. 1,400 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,700. HopFed Bancorp has a 12-month low of $13.51 and a 12-month high of $16.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 0.86. The stock has a market cap of $104.76, a PE ratio of 21.15 and a beta of 0.17.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The savings and loans company reported $0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.03. HopFed Bancorp had a net margin of 11.09% and a return on equity of 5.21%. The company had revenue of $9.13 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.99 million. equities research analysts expect that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 4th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. HopFed Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 27.40%.

HopFed Bancorp declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Thursday, November 16th that permits the company to repurchase 300,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the savings and loans company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 1st.

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HopFed Bancorp Company Profile

HopFed Bancorp, Inc is a savings and loan holding company that operates through its subsidiary, Heritage Bank USA, Inc (the Bank). The Bank is a Kentucky state chartered commercial bank based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with branch offices in Kentucky and Tennessee. The business of the Bank primarily consists of attracting deposits from the general public and investing such deposits in loans secured by single family residential real estate and investment securities, including United States Government and agency securities, municipal and corporate bonds, collateralized mortgages obligations (CMOs), and mortgage-backed securities.

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