News coverage about FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FS Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.2846819446144 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of FS Bancorp (FSBW) traded down $0.25 during trading on Monday, hitting $54.10. 5,700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,475. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.04. The company has a market cap of $198.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.49. FS Bancorp has a 52 week low of $34.10 and a 52 week high of $58.00.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on FSBW shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FS Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine lowered shares of FS Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, DA Davidson started coverage on shares of FS Bancorp in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 price target for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $49.75.

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About FS Bancorp

FS Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington (the Bank). The Company is a diversified lender with a focus on the origination of indirect home improvement loans, also referred to as fixture secured loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, home loans, commercial business loans and second mortgage and home equity loan products.

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