Short Interest To Observe: Bancfirst Cp-ok (NASDAQ:BANF) Reports Increase in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Short Players

November 25, 2016 - By Pete Kolinski   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest To Observe: Bancfirst Cp ok (NASDAQ:BANF) Reports Increase in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Short Players

The stock of Bancfirst Cp-ok (NASDAQ:BANF) registered an increase of 5.88% in short interest. BANF’s total short interest was 145,800 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 5.88% from 137,700 shares, reported previously. With 19,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 8 days to cover their BANF’s short positions. The short interest to Bancfirst Cp-ok’s float is 1.85%. About 112 shares traded hands. BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) has risen 35.05% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.64% the S&P500.

BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The company has a market cap of $1.30 billion. The Firm conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst , a state-chartered bank. It has a 19.38 P/E ratio. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, activities and support.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 2 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.28, from 1.72 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 7 funds sold all BancFirst Corporation shares owned while 22 reduced positions. 9 funds bought stakes while 41 increased positions. They now own 4.59 million shares or 0.51% less from 4.62 million shares in 2016Q1.
California State Teachers Retirement Systems last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Institutional Communication Na has 0% invested in the company for 225,555 shares. Pnc Fincl Ser, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 48 shares. Wedge Capital Mngmt L Lp Nc reported 67,233 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Jpmorgan Chase last reported 206,088 shares in the company. Moreover, Dean Management has 0.89% invested in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 10,789 shares. Cap One Natl Association accumulated 7,034 shares or 0.03% of the stock. The Florida-based Independent Consultants has invested 0% in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Spark Invest Mgmt Llc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF). Moreover, Ameritas Inv Prtn has 0% invested in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 564 shares. Cs Mckee Lp, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 11,250 shares. Crawford Investment Counsel Incorporated owns 31,328 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Ray Gerald L And Assoc Ltd holds 0.06% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 6,000 shares. Blackrock Grp Ltd accumulated 0% or 2,982 shares. Tower Rech Cap Ltd Liability Corporation (Trc) holds 0% of its portfolio in BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) for 816 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 2, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 31 selling transactions for $10.35 million net activity. The insider BRAND DENNIS L sold 6,250 shares worth $448,811. $74,839 worth of BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) was sold by Harlow David R on Wednesday, August 24. Westman David had sold 1,250 shares worth $89,375. SCHMIDT DARRYL had sold 1,500 shares worth $120,991. $820,000 worth of BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) was sold by Anderson John. 8,873 shares with value of $643,293 were sold by SEAT DAVID on Tuesday, November 8. 4,000 BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) shares with value of $331,028 were sold by COPELAND SCOTT.

BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 2 analysts covering BancFirst Corp (NASDAQ:BANF), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. BancFirst Corp has been the topic of 3 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc.

BANF Company Profile

BancFirst Corporation, incorporated on July 12, 1984, is a financial holding company. The Firm conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. The Firm has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, activities and support. The metropolitan and community banks offer traditional banking products, such as commercial and retail lending, and a line of deposit accounts. The metropolitan banks consist of banking locations in the metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa areas. The community banks consist of banking locations in communities throughout Oklahoma. The Company’s other financial services are specialty product business units, including guaranteed small business lending, residential mortgage lending, trust services, securities brokerage, electronic banking and insurance. The executive, activities and support groups represent executive management, operational support and corporate functions.

More important recent BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) news were published by: Reuters.com which released: “BRIEF-Bancfirst Corporation reports third quarter earnings” on October 20, 2016, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “BancFirst Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings”, Prnewswire.com published: “BancFirst Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings” on July 21, 2016. More interesting news about BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) was released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “BancFirst Corporation Announces Agreement To Acquire CSB Bancshares Inc.” with publication date: July 14, 2015.

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