Headlines about HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HopFed Bancorp earned a media sentiment score of -0.08 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news stories about the savings and loans company an impact score of 51 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) traded down 0.54% during trading on Friday, hitting $14.26. The stock had a trading volume of 1,145 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $14.53 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.40. HopFed Bancorp has a 52 week low of $10.82 and a 52 week high of $15.45. The company has a market cap of $85.22 million, a PE ratio of 30.60 and a beta of 0.40.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 31st. The savings and loans company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.13 by $0.05. HopFed Bancorp had a net margin of 7.32% and a return on equity of 3.27%. The firm earned $8.64 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.70 million. Equities analysts predict that HopFed Bancorp will post $0.59 EPS for the current year.



The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 31st were issued a dividend of $0.04 per share. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 29th. HopFed Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 34.04%.

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About HopFed Bancorp

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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