ESB Financial Stock Soars (ESBF)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of ESB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: ESBF) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $13.63 as of four p.m. ET, 21.2% above Monday's closing price of $11.25. Volume is at 29,828, 1.4 times the daily average of 21,800.

ESB Financial has a market cap of $182.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 30.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

ESB Financial Corporation operates as a thrift holding company for ESB Bank that provides retail and commercial financial products and services in Western Pennsylvania. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.1, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates ESB Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's net income has been quite unimpressive. You can view the full ESB Financial Ratings Report.

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