Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) Receives News Sentiment Score of 1.63

News coverage about Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Financial Institutions earned a daily sentiment score of 1.63 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the bank an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms have recently commented on FISI. BidaskClub cut shares of Financial Institutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, May 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Financial Institutions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 15th.

Financial Institutions stock opened at $27.40 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.83. Financial Institutions has a 12 month low of $24.49 and a 12 month high of $34.35. The firm has a market cap of $434.61 million, a PE ratio of 10.66 and a beta of 0.85.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The bank reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.09. Financial Institutions had a net margin of 21.36% and a return on equity of 11.79%. The business had revenue of $40.91 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $41.20 million. As a group, equities analysts expect that Financial Institutions will post 2.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 13th. Financial Institutions’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.91%.

In other Financial Institutions news, CEO Martin Kearney Birmingham acquired 1,000 shares of Financial Institutions stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $28.33 per share, with a total value of $28,330.00. Following the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 78,454 shares in the company, valued at $2,222,601.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph L. Dugan acquired 10,600 shares of Financial Institutions stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $28.45 per share, with a total value of $301,570.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders own 4.34% of the company’s stock.

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About Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions, Inc operates as the holding company for Five Star Bank that provides banking and financial services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses. It operates in two segments, Banking and Non-Banking. The company offers checking and savings account programs, including money market accounts, certificates of deposit, and sweep investments, as well as individual retirement and other qualified plan accounts.

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