Short Interest: What Next for Westbury Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:WBB) Stock After Increase in Shorted Shares?

November 21, 2016 - By Ellis Scott   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest: What Next for Westbury Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:WBB) Stock After Increase in Shorted Shares?

The stock of Westbury Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:WBB) registered an increase of 57.69% in short interest. WBB’s total short interest was 4,100 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 57.69% from 2,600 shares, reported previously. With 7,900 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their WBB’s short positions. The short interest to Westbury Bancorp Incorporated’s float is 0.17%. The stock last traded at $19.81 per share. It is down 2.59% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.27% the S&P500.

Westbury Bancorp, Inc. is a savings and loan holding firm for Westbury Bank . The company has a market cap of $80.66 million. Westbury Bank is a federally chartered savings bank. It has a 21.58 P/E ratio. The Bank’s business consists of attracting retail deposits from the public in its market area and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from activities and borrowings, in commercial and multifamily real estate loans, one- to four-family residential real estate loans, commercial business loans, and construction loans and consumer loans, including home equity lines of credit and automobile loans.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.85, from 0.4 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 5 funds sold all Westbury Bancorp Inc shares owned while 5 reduced positions. 1 funds bought stakes while 3 increased positions. They now own 1.43 million shares or 4.64% less from 1.49 million shares in 2016Q1.
National Bank Of America Corp De reported 34 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Fj Mngmt Limited Liability Company has 1.19% invested in Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB) for 308,000 shares. Clark Estates Incorporated Ny holds 16,052 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Wellington Mgmt Llp holds 0% of its portfolio in Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB) for 107,420 shares. Vanguard holds 82,186 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Geode Cap Management Lc accumulated 21,524 shares or 0% of the stock. Keeley Asset holds 40,424 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Hutchin Hill Ltd Partnership has 50,000 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Morgan Stanley owns 666 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advsrs last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Banc Funds Ltd holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB) for 387,580 shares. Manufacturers Life The last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Management Lc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 666 shares. Jacobus Wealth Mngmt has invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB). Deutsche Bank Ag holds 0% or 829 shares in its portfolio.

Insider Transactions: Since August 23, 2016, the stock had 5 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $219,790 net activity. 125 Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB) shares with value of $2,495 were bought by Gumm Andrew J. Emerich Kirk J bought 500 shares worth $9,937. Jorgensen David G bought $194,900 worth of stock.

WBB Company Profile

Westbury Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on August 10, 2012, is a savings and loan holding firm for Westbury Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a federally chartered savings bank. The Bank’s business consists of attracting retail deposits from the public in its market area and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from activities and borrowings, in commercial and multifamily real estate loans, one- to four-family residential real estate loans, commercial business loans, and construction loans and consumer loans, including home equity lines of credit and automobile loans. The Bank also purchases investment securities consisting of securities issued by the United States government and its agencies and government-sponsored enterprises, mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations issued by government-sponsored enterprises, municipal securities and corporate securities.

More notable recent Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Westbury Bancorp, Inc. Names Greg Remus Chief Executive Officer” on July 16, 2015, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Westbury Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Three Months and Year Ended …” published on October 28, 2016, Reuters.com published: “BRIEF-Westbury Bancorp posts Q3 earnings per share $0.18” on February 04, 2014. More interesting news about Westbury Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:WBB) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Mike Weber to join Westbury Bank as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking” published on July 25, 2016 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Matt Golden to join Westbury Bank as Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking” with publication date: June 08, 2016.

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