Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) COO William F. Bruss sold 1,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.85, for a total value of $20,220.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Waterstone Financial stock opened at $16.27 on Friday. Waterstone Financial, Inc. has a 12-month low of $15.20 and a 12-month high of $18.90. The firm has a market cap of $473.95 million, a P/E ratio of 14.81 and a beta of 0.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.40, a current ratio of 1.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11.

Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The savings and loans company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.03. Waterstone Financial had a return on equity of 7.64% and a net margin of 14.65%. The business had revenue of $47.91 million during the quarter.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Principal Financial Group Inc. bought a new stake in Waterstone Financial during the first quarter worth $183,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 69.1% during the third quarter. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC now owns 18,429 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $316,000 after buying an additional 7,529 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 41.9% during the second quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 32,290 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $551,000 after buying an additional 9,534 shares in the last quarter. Matarin Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in Waterstone Financial during the third quarter worth $925,000. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 15.3% during the third quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 59,105 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,013,000 after buying an additional 7,832 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.16% of the company’s stock.

WSBF has been the subject of several recent research reports. UBS Group restated a “sell” rating and set a $12.75 price objective on shares of Waterstone Financial in a report on Thursday, August 9th. BidaskClub downgraded Waterstone Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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About Waterstone Financial

Waterstone Financial, Inc operates as a bank holding company for WaterStone Bank SSB that provides various financial services to customers in southeastern Wisconsin, the United States. It operates through two segments, Community Banking and Mortgage Banking. The Community Banking segment provides consumer and business banking products and services, such as deposit and transactional solutions, including checking accounts, online banking and bill pay services, and money transfer services, as well as credit, debit, and pre-paid cards; investable funds solutions comprising savings, money market deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; lending solutions consisting of residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, personal and installment loans, real estate financing, business loans, and business lines of credit; and fixed and variable annuities, and insurance products, as well as trust and investment management accounts.

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