$0.09 dividends will be a reality for ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA)’s shareholders on Mar 30, 2018.

March 14, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

 $0.09 dividends will be a reality for ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA)'s shareholders on Mar 30, 2018.
Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.29 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 2 investors sold ESSA Bancorp, Inc. shares while 14 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 17 raised stakes. 4.65 million shares or 1.48% more from 4.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Wells Fargo & Mn holds 0% in ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) or 9,224 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 22,104 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Natl Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 227 shares or 0% of the stock. Martingale Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.01% in ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA). 15,397 were reported by Beese Fulmer Invest Mngmt Incorporated. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada owns 788 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Berkshire Asset Mgmt Pa has 0.02% invested in ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA). Banc Funds accumulated 138,218 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Morgan Stanley owns 18,743 shares. Tower Rech Ltd Llc (Trc) stated it has 1,203 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Salzhauer Michael, New York-based fund reported 81,826 shares. Lsv Asset reported 7,701 shares. Parametric Limited Liability Corp, Washington-based fund reported 27,176 shares. Foundry Llc stated it has 211,920 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt accumulated 0% or 12,500 shares.

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $617,557 activity. 11,944 ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) shares with value of $171,994 were sold by Muto Allan A. $8,503 worth of ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) was sold by Selitto Robert L on Friday, March 9. On Monday, September 25 Olson Gary S sold $120,560 worth of ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) or 8,000 shares.

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) is expected to pay $0.09 on Mar 30, 2018. The indicated annual dividend is $0.36. Shareholders owning the stock before Mar 15, 2018 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on ESSA Bancorp, Inc.’s current price of $14.40, the dividend is 0.63 %. This dividend’s record date is Mar 16, 2018 and the announcement date is Feb 27, 2018. The stock decreased 2.77% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $14.4. About 20,021 shares traded or 29.62% up from the average. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) has risen 7.02% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.68% the S&P500.

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. The company has market cap of $148.26 million. The Company’s 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. It has a 40.79 P/E ratio. The company's loan portfolio comprises first mortgage loans for the purchase, construction, or refinancing of one- to four-family residential real estate property; commercial real estate loans; home equity loans and lines of credit; and commercial and consumer loans, including indirect auto loans, as well as loans secured by deposits and personal unsecured loans.

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