ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) CFO Allan A. Muto sold 11,944 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.40, for a total transaction of $171,993.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.
Shares of ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) opened at $14.75 on Friday. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $14.01 and a 1-year high of $16.80. The firm has a market cap of $171.94, a PE ratio of 21.69 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 16th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 15th. ESSA Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.94%.
Separately, TheStreet cut shares of ESSA Bancorp from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th.
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ESSA Bancorp Company Profile
ESSA Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank is a community-oriented savings bank. The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families and businesses through its banking offices, located in Monroe, Northampton, Lehigh, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.
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