Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Charter Financial (CHFN) Stock Price

Media headlines about Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Charter Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 43.9111217465549 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of NASDAQ:CHFN opened at $21.88 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $331.85, a PE ratio of 23.03 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.98. Charter Financial has a 1 year low of $15.81 and a 1 year high of $22.19.

Charter Financial (NASDAQ:CHFN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 26th. The bank reported $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.24. The company had revenue of $19.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.17 million. Charter Financial had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 17.69%.

CHFN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Charter Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. Sandler O’Neill reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Charter Financial in a research note on Wednesday, March 28th.

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About Charter Financial

Charter Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for CharterBank, a federally-chartered savings bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. The company's deposit products include checking, money market, regular savings, and term certificate accounts, as well as noninterest-bearing demand deposits.

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