News headlines about Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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. Charter Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3530974123136 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on CHFN shares. BidaskClub raised Charter Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine downgraded Charter Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 25th.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ CHFN) traded down $0.12 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.13. The stock had a trading volume of 19,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 24,314. Charter Financial has a 52-week low of $15.81 and a 52-week high of $21.10. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. The company has a market cap of $276.17, a P/E ratio of 19.08 and a beta of 0.43.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The bank reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by ($0.05). Charter Financial had a net margin of 19.22% and a return on equity of 6.87%.

In related news, insider Lee Washam sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.00, for a total transaction of $152,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 137,928 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,620,632. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 12.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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