News coverage about ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ESSA Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7646815127692 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Separately, TheStreet upgraded shares of ESSA Bancorp from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, June 1st.

Shares of ESSA stock traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $15.76. 4 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 15,187. ESSA Bancorp has a 1-year low of $14.16 and a 1-year high of $16.80. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. The company has a market cap of $189.12 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.12 and a beta of 0.36.

In other news, CEO Gary S. Olson sold 10,600 shares of ESSA Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.00, for a total transaction of $169,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Diane K. Reimer sold 10,700 shares of ESSA Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.55, for a total transaction of $166,385.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 21,852 shares of company stock valued at $344,817. Insiders own 8.83% of the company’s stock.

About ESSA Bancorp

ESSA Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. Its deposit products include savings accounts, interest bearing demand accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts, club accounts, certificates of deposit and IRAs, and other qualified plan accounts, as well as commercial checking accounts for businesses.

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