Essa Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) CFO Allan A. Muto sold 2,338 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.51, for a total value of $33,924.38. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Essa Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) traded up 1.03% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.71. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,428 shares. Essa Bancorp Inc. has a 52 week low of $12.69 and a 52 week high of $14.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $153.81 million, a P/E ratio of 20.15 and a beta of 0.07. The company’s 50-day moving average is $13.80 and its 200 day moving average is $13.73.

Essa Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by $0.13. Essa Bancorp had a return on equity of 4.53% and a net margin of 11.51%. Analysts expect that Essa Bancorp Inc. will post $0.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on ESSA. Maxim Group cut Essa Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 28th. TheStreet lowered Essa Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 27th.

About Essa Bancorp

ESSA Bancorp, Inc is the Pennsylvania-chartered stock holding company of ESSA Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Company provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its approximately 30 full-service banking offices, located in Monroe, Northampton and Lehigh counties, Pennsylvania.

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