ESSA Bancorp Inc. (ESSA)

NASDAQ : Finance
Prev Close 16.18
Day Low/High 16.14 / 16.20
52 Wk Low/High 14.15 / 17.17
Avg Volume 12.00K
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares Outstanding 11.41M
Market Cap 184.60M
EPS 0.60
P/E Ratio 14.58
Div & Yield 0.40 (2.47%)

Latest News

Let This Fund Manager Be Your 'Arbiter' of Value

Let This Fund Manager Be Your 'Arbiter' of Value

Arbiter Partners still owns 18 small bank stocks, including some of my favorites.

Don't Miss the Opportunity to Buy Community Bank Stocks

Merger activity should pick up in the smaller bank sector.

9 Stocks to Keep the Momentum (and Value) Going

A dual momentum/value strategy shows a pronounced gentle timing mechanism.

Small Banks, Big Buying Opportunity

Preaching the community-bank gospel, once again, after reviewing this Fed survey.

In Pennsylvania, 3 Small Banks With Big Potential

Consolidation may begin to accelerate in the second half.

13F Piracy Bares Treasure Chest of Ideas

I have done very well 'raiding' Arbiter Partners' stock picks.

Irving Kahn Left an Investing Legacy

He believed in finding good stocks and not following the crowd.

The Small Banks That No One Noticed

Regional and community banks are great opportunities.

Small Banks Are the Gems

Difficulting in banking is creating an opportunities for small banks.

Run for Shelter in Community Banks

It's unlikely that they will be hit by Europe or the Ebola scare. 

Follow the Insider Spenders

I am looking for cheap stocks company managers are buying.

Find 'Good Guy' Companies in Buybacks

Avoid companies buying their stocks while insiders are selling.

A Few Great Stock Buybacks

Buying back stock at discounted valuations is smart.

Banking on Improvement

Conditions in the sector are healthier than they have been in years.

Bank Stock Picks in the Northeast

Stocks with potential in the most overbanked part of the U.S.

Watch for Double-Dip Buying

These cases could be a catalyst for higher prices in 2014.

Using Schloss to Find Bank Bargains

Value investors need to dig deep for good deals.

Looking for Cheap Buybacks

If done correctly, they can be of enormous benefit to shareholders.

The Don't Get Killed in Your Sleep Portfolio

Or how to manage your wife's money and keep her happy.

The Yeas and Nays of Stock Buybacks

Such actions often are a dubious use of cash.

Small Can Be Good With Banks

Small bank stocks could be the best investment of a lifetime.

Challenging a Cherished Belief

Can safe and boring stocks outperform more risky, glamorous ones?

Small Banks, Big Payoffs

This idea remains my "trade of the decade," as it offers one of the best opportunities long-term value investors will see in 2013.

More on Thrift Conversions

An excess of converted thrifts are trading at attractive prices.

Good Investments in Small Packages

Some of my cheap, well-capitalized banks are attracting attention from quantitative and statistical types, which is typically an encouraging sign.

Back to the Old School

Here are two prime bank stocks I have found by using my tried-and-true selection process.