Basswood Capital Management Has Increased Washingtonfirst Bankshares I (WFBI) Holding By $1.44 Million; Clifton Bancorp (CSBK) SI Decreased By 7.4%

January 14, 2018 - By wolcottdaily

Basswood Capital Management Llc increased Washingtonfirst Bankshares I (WFBI) stake by 6.91% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Basswood Capital Management Llc acquired 41,139 shares as Washingtonfirst Bankshares I (WFBI)’s stock rose 18.81%. The Basswood Capital Management Llc holds 636,651 shares with $22.66 million value, up from 595,512 last quarter. Washingtonfirst Bankshares I now has $448.95M valuation. It closed at $34.26 lastly. It is up 61.27% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.57% the S&P500.

Clifton Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:CSBK) had a decrease of 7.4% in short interest. CSBK’s SI was 1.12 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 7.4% from 1.21M shares previously. With 144,200 avg volume, 8 days are for Clifton Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:CSBK)’s short sellers to cover CSBK’s short positions. The SI to Clifton Bancorp Incorporated’s float is 5.71%. The stock increased 0.59% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $17.08. About 26,464 shares traded. Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK) has risen 12.48% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.22% the S&P500.

Clifton Bancorp Inc. operates as the holding firm for Clifton Savings Bank that provides various financial services to clients and businesses in New Jersey. The company has market cap of $358.90 million. It offers liquid and term deposit instruments comprising checking, business checking, high-yield checking, passbook and statement savings, and club accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 61.22 P/E ratio. The firm also provides various loans, such as owner-occupied and one-to four-family mortgage loans; multi-family and commercial real estate loans; residential construction loans; commercial lines of credit; and consumer loans, including second mortgage loans and home equity lines of credit, as well as loans secured by passbook accounts and certificates of deposit.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.24, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 6 investors sold Clifton Bancorp Inc. shares while 26 reduced holdings. 12 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 13.64 million shares or 0.71% less from 13.74 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, First Tru Advsr Lp has 0% invested in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). D E Shaw Inc accumulated 55,519 shares. The New York-based Goldman Sachs Gru has invested 0% in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Jpmorgan Chase & Communications reported 0% of its portfolio in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). 125,318 are owned by Putnam Invests Ltd. Price Michael F has 0.68% invested in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK) for 293,568 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De invested 0% in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Citigroup stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Cap Ww Invsts has invested 0% in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Prospector Ptnrs Lc has invested 0.05% in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Salzhauer Michael reported 0.09% in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Los Angeles Cap Mngmt & Equity Research reported 0% stake. Price T Rowe Associate Md invested in 0.01% or 2.79 million shares. Legal And General Gru Public Limited Company has invested 0% of its portfolio in Clifton Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK). Manufacturers Life The accumulated 0% or 17,547 shares.

Among 2 analysts covering WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had 4 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded the shares of WFBI in report on Monday, October 24 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, December 14 by Raymond James. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 24 by Raymond James.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $1.84 million activity. $7,984 worth of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) shares were sold by Andersen Shaza L. $559,821 worth of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) was sold by Steckler Gail R. BRACEWELL JOSEPH S sold $583,157 worth of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) on Tuesday, December 12. Another trade for 7,000 shares valued at $236,085 was made by Connors George W IV on Thursday, December 14. Shares for $83,851 were sold by Johnson Matthew R on Friday, September 15.

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