C&F Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CFFI) was the recipient of a large increase in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 15,100 shares, an increase of 48.0% from the May 30th total of 10,200 shares. Currently, 0.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. Based on an average daily volume of 4,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.1 days.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Context BH Capital Management LP lifted its position in C&F Financial by 5.4% during the 4th quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 43,276 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,303,000 after acquiring an additional 2,219 shares in the last quarter. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in C&F Financial by 18.6% during the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 5,869 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $312,000 after acquiring an additional 921 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new position in C&F Financial during the 4th quarter worth approximately $253,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in C&F Financial by 5.0% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 164,537 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $8,755,000 after acquiring an additional 7,819 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in C&F Financial by 4.6% during the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 18,697 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $995,000 after acquiring an additional 814 shares in the last quarter. 34.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of NASDAQ CFFI traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $54.04. The stock had a trading volume of 2,385 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,486. The company has a market cap of $187.20 million, a P/E ratio of 10.54 and a beta of 0.60. C&F Financial has a 1-year low of $45.77 and a 1-year high of $67.40. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The business has a fifty day moving average of $50.60.

C&F Financial (NASDAQ:CFFI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 23rd. The financial services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter. The business had revenue of $26.75 million for the quarter. C&F Financial had a return on equity of 11.87% and a net margin of 15.02%.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 14th were paid a $0.37 dividend. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 13th.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 3rd.

C&F Financial Company Profile

C&F Financial Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Citizens and Farmers Bank that provides banking services to individuals and businesses. The company's Retail Banking offers various banking services, including checking and savings deposit accounts, as well as business, real estate, development, mortgage, home equity, and installment loans.

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