Short Interest Watching: Waterstone Financial MD (NASDAQ:WSBF) Sellers Increased By 2.96% Their Shorts

November 21, 2016 - By Richard Conner   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Watching: Waterstone Financial MD (NASDAQ:WSBF) Sellers Increased By 2.96% Their Shorts

The stock of Waterstone Financial MD (NASDAQ:WSBF) registered an increase of 2.96% in short interest. WSBF’s total short interest was 334,000 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 2.96% from 324,400 shares, reported previously. With 75,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their WSBF’s short positions. The short interest to Waterstone Financial MD’s float is 1.59%. About 57,208 shares traded hands. Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) has risen 28.85% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.99% the S&P500.

Waterstone Financial, Inc. is the holding firm of WaterStone Bank SSB . The company has a market cap of $533.40 million. WaterStone Bank is a community bank. It has a 22.16 P/E ratio. The Firm operates in two divisions: community banking and mortgage banking.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.67 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.84, from 0.83 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 9 funds sold all Waterstone Financial, Inc. shares owned while 32 reduced positions. 8 funds bought stakes while 26 increased positions. They now own 13.68 million shares or 0.33% less from 13.73 million shares in 2016Q1.
Analytic Invsts Limited Liability Company accumulated 36,577 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Blackrock Institutional Tru Na accumulated 0% or 410,731 shares. Seidman Lawrence B has invested 8.73% of its portfolio in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF). Deutsche State Bank Ag reported 88,661 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Susquehanna Intl Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership owns 20,459 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsr owns 665,888 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Northern Corporation holds 0% of its portfolio in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) for 298,725 shares. Barclays Public Ltd Liability Com last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Thomson Horstmann Bryant accumulated 211,500 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Rothschild Asset Mngmt reported 79,347 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Clark Estates New York has 0.26% invested in the company for 84,862 shares. The New York-based Salzhauer Michael has invested 0.23% in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF). Moreover, Blackrock Llc has 0% invested in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) for 113,024 shares. Qs Lc has 24 shares for 0% of their US portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since August 19, 2016, the stock had 1 insider buy, and 5 selling transactions for $2.70 million net activity. The insider Bruss William F sold $903,908. 5,605 shares were sold by Hansen Michael L, worth $93,768. Another trade for 54,865 shares valued at $916,975 was made by Schmidt Stephen J on Wednesday, August 24. Another trade for 2,700 shares valued at $45,468 was made by Bartel Ellen Syburg on Wednesday, August 31.

WSBF Company Profile

Waterstone Financial, Inc. is the holding firm of WaterStone Bank SSB (WaterStone Bank). WaterStone Bank is a community bank. The Firm operates in two divisions: community banking and mortgage banking. The community banking segment provides consumer and business banking services and products. The Company’s consumer products include loan products, deposit products, and personal investment services. The Company’s business banking products include loans for working capital, inventory and general corporate use, commercial real estate construction loans, and deposit accounts. The mortgage banking segment, which is conducted through Waterstone Mortgage Corporation, consists of originating residential mortgage loans primarily for sale in the secondary market. As of December 31, 2015, WaterStone Bank conducted its community banking business from 11 banking offices located in Milwaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties, Wisconsin, as well as a loan production office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WaterStone Bank funds its loan production primarily with retail deposits and Federal Home Loan Bank advances.

More notable recent Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Waterstone Financial, Inc. Announces Results of Operations for the Quarter and …” on October 28, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Waterstone Financial, Inc. Announces Resignation Of Chief Financial Officer …” published on February 12, 2016, Barrons.com published: “Waterstone Financial Inc.” on September 04, 2015. More interesting news about Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Waterstone Financial, Inc. To Commence Stock Offering” published on November 14, 2013 as well as Jsonline.com‘s news article titled: “Gerke named Waterstone Financial CFO” with publication date: June 27, 2016.

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