Media stories about Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hanmi Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 47.3981499737328 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Hanmi Financial (HAFC) opened at $31.95 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 1.00 and a current ratio of 1.00. Hanmi Financial has a 12 month low of $25.45 and a 12 month high of $35.85. The stock has a market cap of $1,040.00, a PE ratio of 17.64, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 0.78.

Hanmi Financial (NASDAQ:HAFC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The bank reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.46. Hanmi Financial had a net margin of 24.54% and a return on equity of 10.60%. The business had revenue of $53.74 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $53.30 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 EPS. research analysts predict that Hanmi Financial will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 20th. Investors of record on Monday, October 30th were paid a $0.21 dividend. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.63%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 27th. Hanmi Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 47.19%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on HAFC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hanmi Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Hanmi Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $28.00 target price on shares of Hanmi Financial and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $31.00 target price on shares of Hanmi Financial in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Hanmi Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.00.

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About Hanmi Financial

Hanmi Financial Corporation is the holding company for Hanmi Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a community bank conducting general business banking, with its primary market encompassing the Korean-American community, as well as other ethnic communities across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

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