Comerica Bank decreased its position in shares of Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTB) by 8.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 367,542 shares of the bank’s stock after selling 33,879 shares during the quarter. Comerica Bank owned about 0.69% of Park Sterling Corporation worth $4,627,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd bought a new stake in Park Sterling Corporation during the second quarter worth $142,000. Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in Park Sterling Corporation by 3.9% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 12,702 shares of the bank’s stock worth $151,000 after buying an additional 474 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its holdings in Park Sterling Corporation by 9.3% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 18,756 shares of the bank’s stock worth $223,000 after buying an additional 1,598 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Park Sterling Corporation by 3.0% during the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 19,207 shares of the bank’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 552 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC grew its holdings in Park Sterling Corporation by 84.5% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 21,790 shares of the bank’s stock worth $259,000 after buying an additional 9,977 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 81.84% of the company’s stock.

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Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTB) opened at $12.34 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $656.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.90 and a beta of 0.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Park Sterling Corporation has a 12 month low of $9.60 and a 12 month high of $13.07.

Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The bank reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $33.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.20 million. Park Sterling Corporation had a return on equity of 9.08% and a net margin of 20.24%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.14 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Park Sterling Corporation will post 0.61 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 8th will be paid a $0.04 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 7th. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.30%. Park Sterling Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.57%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on PSTB. Brean Capital reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Park Sterling Corporation in a report on Friday, October 27th. Stephens downgraded Park Sterling Corporation from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Park Sterling Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Park Sterling Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Park Sterling Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.75.

About Park Sterling Corporation

Park Sterling Corporation is a holding company for Park Sterling Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a North Carolina-chartered commercial non-member bank. The Company provides banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, real estate owners, residential builders, institutions, professionals and consumers doing business or residing within its target markets.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ:PSTB)

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