Media stories about Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Charter Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.1523047983687 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

CHFN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded Charter Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine lowered Charter Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th.

Shares of Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) traded up $0.24 on Monday, hitting $18.05. The stock had a trading volume of 28,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 36,150. Charter Financial has a one year low of $15.81 and a one year high of $21.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 0.97. The company has a market cap of $272.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.00 and a beta of 0.43.

In other news, insider Lee Washam sold 8,000 shares of Charter Financial stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total value of $152,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 137,928 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,620,632. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 10.40% of the company’s stock.

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Charter Financial Company Profile

Charter Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company for CharterBank (the Bank). The Bank is a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans and investment securities, commercial business loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and other consumer loans.

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