ESSA Bancorp Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.17 (-1.05 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $16.00
50-Day Range
MA: $16.52
52-Week Range
Now: $16.00
Volume17,100 shs
Average Volume24,956 shs
Market Capitalization$173.14 million
P/E Ratio11.59
Dividend Yield3.00%
ESSA Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for ESSA Bank & Trust that provides a range of financial products and services to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania. The company accepts 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. Its loan portfolio includes 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, as well as loans secured by deposits and personal unsecured loans. In addition, the company offers insurance benefits consulting services, such as health insurance, life insurance, short term and long term disability, dental, vision, 401(K) retirement planning, and individual health products, as well as asset management and trust, and investment services. As of September 30, 2020, it operated 22 full-service banking offices, including 7 offices in Monroe County, 3 offices in Lehigh County, 6 offices in Northampton County, 1 office in Lackawanna County, 1 office in Luzerne County, 1 office in Chester County, 2 offices in Delaware County, and 1 office in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Savings institutions, except federal
Sub-IndustryThrifts & Mortgage Finance
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ESSA
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$77.33 million
Cash Flow$1.66 per share
Book Value$17.48 per share


Net Income$14.42 million


Market Cap$173.14 million
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableNot Optionable


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March 3, 2021 |
ESSA Bancorp, Inc. Declares Increase in Quarterly Dividend
February 25, 2021 |
ESSA Bancorp Inc Neutral
November 6, 2020 |
ESSA Bancorp EPS beats by $0.05, beats on revenue
October 28, 2020 |
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Overall MarketRank

1.83 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

308th out of 1,953 stocks

Savings Institutions, Except Federal Industry

4th out of 32 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-0.17 (-1.05 %)
(As of 04/16/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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ESSA Bancorp (NASDAQ:ESSA) Frequently Asked Questions

Is ESSA Bancorp a buy right now?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for ESSA Bancorp in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" ESSA Bancorp stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in ESSA, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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Wall Street analysts have given ESSA Bancorp a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but ESSA Bancorp wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is ESSA Bancorp's next earnings date?

ESSA Bancorp is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May 5th 2021.
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How were ESSA Bancorp's earnings last quarter?

ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESSA) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.02. The financial services provider earned $16.05 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.49 million. ESSA Bancorp had a net margin of 18.64% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.51%.
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How has ESSA Bancorp's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

ESSA Bancorp's stock was trading at $13.47 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ESSA shares have increased by 18.8% and is now trading at $16.00.
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How often does ESSA Bancorp pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for ESSA Bancorp?

ESSA Bancorp announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 25th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 16th will be given a dividend of $0.12 per share on Wednesday, March 31st. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 15th. This is an increase from ESSA Bancorp's previous quarterly dividend of $0.11.
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Is ESSA Bancorp a good dividend stock?

ESSA Bancorp pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.00%. ESSA Bancorp does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of ESSA Bancorp is 34.53%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ESSA Bancorp will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.43% next year. This indicates that ESSA Bancorp will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for ESSA?

1 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for ESSA Bancorp's stock. Their forecasts range from $15.00 to $15.00. On average, they anticipate ESSA Bancorp's stock price to reach $15.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.3%.
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Who are ESSA Bancorp's key executives?

ESSA Bancorp's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Gary S. Olson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 67, Pay $850.66k)
  • Mr. Allan A. Muto, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 61, Pay $431.22k)
  • Mr. Charles D. Hangen, Exec. VP & COO (Age 48, Pay $455.56k)
  • Ms. Diane K. Reimer, Sr. VP of Admin. & Operations Division (Age 65)
  • Ms. Suzie T. Farley, VP of Investor & Community Relations
  • James V. Fareri, Gen. Counsel
  • Mr. Thomas J. Grayuski, Sr. VP of HR Division (Age 60)
  • Mr. Robert L. Selitto, Sr. VP & Controller
  • Mr. Peter A. Gray, Exec. VP & Chief Banking Officer (Age 56)
  • Stephanie Lefferson, Corp. Sec. of Investor & Community Relations

What is Gary S. Olson's approval rating as ESSA Bancorp's CEO?

7 employees have rated ESSA Bancorp CEO Gary S. Olson on Gary S. Olson has an approval rating of 64% among ESSA Bancorp's employees.

Who are some of ESSA Bancorp's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of ESSA Bancorp own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other ESSA Bancorp investors own include General Electric (GE), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Aspen Technology (AZPN), First Horizon (FHN), Huntington Bancshares (HBAN), KeyCorp (KEY), Markel (MKL), Marathon Petroleum (MPC) and PacWest Bancorp (PACW).

What is ESSA Bancorp's stock symbol?

ESSA Bancorp trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ESSA."

How do I buy shares of ESSA Bancorp?

Shares of ESSA can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is ESSA Bancorp's stock price today?

One share of ESSA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $16.00.

How much money does ESSA Bancorp make?

ESSA Bancorp has a market capitalization of $173.14 million and generates $77.33 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $14.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.39 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does ESSA Bancorp have?

ESSA Bancorp employs 234 workers across the globe.

What is ESSA Bancorp's official website?

The official website for ESSA Bancorp is

Where are ESSA Bancorp's headquarters?

ESSA Bancorp is headquartered at 200 Palmer Street, Stroudsburg PA, 18360.

How can I contact ESSA Bancorp?

ESSA Bancorp's mailing address is 200 Palmer Street, Stroudsburg PA, 18360. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 570-421-0531 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 4/18/2021 by Staff
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