Media headlines about Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Financial Institutions earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 44.8412948771426 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Financial Institutions (FISI) opened at $32.45 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 0.75 and a quick ratio of 0.75. Financial Institutions has a 52-week low of $25.65 and a 52-week high of $35.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $492.42, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.24 and a beta of 1.24.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. Financial Institutions had a return on equity of 9.66% and a net margin of 19.46%. The firm had revenue of $37.01 million during the quarter. equities research analysts expect that Financial Institutions will post 1.94 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 14th will be given a $0.22 dividend. This is an increase from Financial Institutions’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.21. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.71%. Financial Institutions’s payout ratio is presently 41.79%.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective on shares of Financial Institutions in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $31.50 price objective on shares of Financial Institutions in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Financial Institutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd.

In other news, insider Joseph L. Dugan bought 930 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was bought at an average price of $32.15 per share, for a total transaction of $29,899.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Martin Kearney Birmingham bought 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $31.65 per share, with a total value of $31,650.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 82,916 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,624,291.40. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 3,939 shares of company stock valued at $126,594. Corporate insiders own 5.49% of the company’s stock.

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Financial Institutions Company Profile

Financial Institutions, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries: Five Star Bank (the Bank), a New York chartered bank; Scott Danahy Naylon, LLC (SDN), a full service insurance agency, and Courier Capital, LLC (Courier Capital), an investment advisory and wealth management company.

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