Columbia Financial Inc (NASDAQ:CLBK) Director Elizabeth E. Randall purchased 9,216 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.36 per share, for a total transaction of $141,557.76. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of NASDAQ CLBK traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.68. The stock had a trading volume of 853 shares, compared to its average volume of 135,405. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. Columbia Financial Inc has a 1 year low of $14.01 and a 1 year high of $17.73.

Columbia Financial (NASDAQ:CLBK) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter. Columbia Financial had a net margin of 4.94% and a return on equity of 6.19%. The company had revenue of $45.87 million for the quarter.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Columbia Financial by 3.9% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,901,530 shares of the company’s stock worth $65,155,000 after buying an additional 145,272 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Columbia Financial by 4.5% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 95,983 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,603,000 after buying an additional 4,171 shares during the period. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Columbia Financial in the third quarter worth $541,000. Ancora Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Columbia Financial by 15.3% in the third quarter. Ancora Advisors LLC now owns 465,810 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,779,000 after buying an additional 61,872 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Columbia Financial by 2.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,509,726 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,612,000 after buying an additional 74,895 shares during the period. 11.81% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Separately, Sandler O’Neill raised shares of Columbia Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 16th.

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Columbia Financial Company Profile

Columbia Financial, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Columbia Bank that provides banking products and services in the United States. The company offers non-interest bearing demand deposits, such as individual checking and commercial checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts comprising interest checking accounts and municipal accounts; and savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit.

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