ESSA Bancorp, Inc. - common stock (ESSA): Price and Financial Metrics

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. - common stock (ESSA): $16.40

-0.03 (-0.18%)

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  • Stability is the dimension where ESSA ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.29% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for ESSA is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • ESSA ranks lowest in Growth; there it ranks in the 21st percentile.

ESSA Stock Summary

  • With a year-over-year growth in debt of -97.17%, ESSA Bancorp Inc's debt growth rate surpasses only 1.5% of about US stocks.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, ESSA is more volatile than merely 7.03% of stocks we're observing.
  • Shareholder yield, a measure of how much is returned to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases, for ESSA comes in at 237.15% -- higher than that of 98.84% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to ESSA, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are WNEB, FNCB, FCCY, FDBC, and CFFI.
  • ESSA's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit ESSA Bancorp Inc's official web site, go to

ESSA Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Financial Services stock, ESSA's price/sales ratio is 141.67% higher, now standing at 2.9.
  • ESSA's price/earnings ratio has moved down 39.7 over the prior 174 months.
  • Over the past 174 months, ESSA's price/sales ratio has gone down 6.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for ESSA.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
ESSA 2020-08-20 2.6 0.8 10.2 16.2
ESSA 2016-10-25 3.0 0.9 18.6 47.8
ESSA 2016-08-01 3.1 0.9 18.0 43.8
ESSA 2014-12-26 3.0 0.8 15.8 32.8
ESSA 2007-10-03 8.4 0.9 47.6 78.6
ESSA 2007-08-22 8.3 0.9 47.2 78.3

ESSA Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 63.14%.
  • Its 3 year price growth rate is now at 11.97%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 6.82%.
Over the past 30 months, ESSA's revenue has gone up $9,118,000.

The table below shows ESSA's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-03-31 61.166 17.637 16.074
2020-12-31 59.457 18.774 15.141
2020-09-30 58.187 19.749 14.416
2020-06-30 55.176 18.478 14.302
2020-03-31 54.57 20.861 13.572
2019-12-31 53.833 19.744 13.024

ESSA Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of ESSA, see our ESSA price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $14.00 Average Broker Recommendation 2 (Hold)

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ESSA Price/Volume Stats

Current price $16.40 52-week high $18.23
Prev. close $16.43 52-week low $11.05
Day low $16.40 Volume 1,372
Day high $16.40 Avg. volume 37,479
50-day MA $16.16 Dividend yield 2.92%
200-day MA $15.48 Market Cap 174.94M

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. - common stock (ESSA) Company Bio

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. provides a range of financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Latest ESSA News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about ESSA Bancorp Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate ESSA as an investment opportunity.

Why Essa Bancorp (ESSA) is a Top Dividend Stock for Your Portfolio

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Essa Bancorp (ESSA) have what it takes? Let's find out.

Yahoo | June 25, 2021

Does ESSA Bancorp's (NASDAQ:ESSA) Share Price Gain of 22% Match Its Business Performance?

When you buy and hold a stock for the long term, you definitely want it to provide a positive return. Furthermore...

Yahoo | June 8, 2021

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend

STROUDSBURG, PA / ACCESSWIRE / May 26, 2021 / ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global MarketSM:ESSA), the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of twelve cents ($0.

Yahoo | May 26, 2021

Are You Looking for a High-Growth Dividend Stock? Essa Bancorp (ESSA) Could Be a Great Choice

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Essa Bancorp (ESSA) have what it takes? Let's find out.

Yahoo | May 24, 2021

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2021 Second Quarter, First Half Financial Results

STROUDSBURG, PA / ACCESSWIRE / April 28, 2021/ ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ:ESSA), the holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust (the "Bank"), a $2.

Yahoo | April 28, 2021

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ESSA Price Returns

1-mo -3.53%
3-mo 8.71%
6-mo 18.60%
1-year 29.96%
3-year 13.64%
5-year 33.16%
YTD 10.93%
2020 -8.59%
2019 11.37%
2018 2.02%
2017 2.07%
2016 17.85%

ESSA Dividends

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Continue Researching ESSA

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ESSA Bancorp Inc (ESSA) Stock Price | Nasdaq
ESSA Bancorp Inc (ESSA) Stock Quote, History and News - Yahoo Finance
ESSA Bancorp Inc (ESSA) Stock Price and Basic Information | MarketWatch

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