News headlines about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) have trended extremely negative on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. ESSA Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of -4.14 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of ESSA Bancorp stock opened at $16.15 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $190.42 million, a P/E ratio of 26.92 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. ESSA Bancorp has a 12-month low of $14.16 and a 12-month high of $16.80.

ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The financial services provider reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $14.46 million during the quarter. ESSA Bancorp had a net margin of 9.03% and a return on equity of 3.64%.

In other ESSA Bancorp news, Director Daniel J. Henning sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.00, for a total transaction of $40,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Gary S. Olson sold 1,719 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.20, for a total transaction of $27,847.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 20,564 shares of company stock worth $333,277. Insiders own 8.83% of the company’s stock.

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ESSA Bancorp Company Profile

ESSA Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Its deposit products include savings accounts, interest bearing demand accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, club accounts, certificates of deposit and IRAs, and other qualified plan accounts, as well as commercial checking accounts for businesses.

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