ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) Director Daniel J. Henning sold 1,500 shares of ESSA Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.78, for a total value of $22,170.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 59,190 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $874,828.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA) traded up 1.80% during trading on Monday, hitting $15.25. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 31,955 shares. The firm has a market cap of $161.53 million, a PE ratio of 22.43 and a beta of 0.28. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $12.93 and a one year high of $16.91. The company has a 50-day moving average of $14.82 and a 200 day moving average of $15.38.

ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $13.09 million during the quarter. ESSA Bancorp had a net margin of 10.80% and a return on equity of 4.19%. On average, equities analysts forecast that ESSA Bancorp, Inc. will post $0.70 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA)

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 30th. Investors of record on Friday, June 16th will be given a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 14th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.36%. ESSA Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 53.73%.

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A number of brokerages have commented on ESSA. TheStreet raised ESSA Bancorp from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 15th. Maxim Group reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of ESSA Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th.

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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