Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of Bear State Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF) by 4.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 322,138 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,048 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 0.85% of Bear State Financial worth $3,047,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Bear State Financial by 21.4% during the second quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 60,119 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $569,000 after acquiring an additional 10,579 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Bear State Financial by 43.2% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 37,080 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $351,000 after acquiring an additional 11,188 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new position in shares of Bear State Financial during the second quarter worth about $109,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Bear State Financial by 86.1% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 22,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $215,000 after acquiring an additional 10,499 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in shares of Bear State Financial by 6.0% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 90,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $855,000 after acquiring an additional 5,135 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 11.93% of the company’s stock.

Bear State Financial, Inc. (BSF) opened at $10.26 on Monday. Bear State Financial, Inc. has a 1 year low of $8.66 and a 1 year high of $10.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a current ratio of 1.11. The stock has a market capitalization of $387.11, a PE ratio of 16.82 and a beta of 1.26.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 1st were given a dividend of $0.03 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 31st. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.17%. Bear State Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 20.69%.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Bear State Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd.

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Bear State Financial Profile

Bear State Financial, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary Bear State Bank, N.A. (the Bank) is a community-oriented financial institution, which offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest bearing and interest bearing checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF)

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