Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its stake in shares of BancFirst Co. (NASDAQ:BANF) by 121.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 523,227 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 286,641 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned about 1.64% of BancFirst worth $29,693,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of BANF. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in BancFirst by 102.0% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,115,778 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $63,320,000 after purchasing an additional 563,314 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its position in BancFirst by 102.5% during the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 446,497 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $25,339,000 after purchasing an additional 226,044 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in BancFirst by 96.1% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 291,173 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $16,525,000 after purchasing an additional 142,674 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its position in BancFirst by 92.7% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 208,859 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $11,853,000 after purchasing an additional 100,495 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC lifted its position in BancFirst by 106.7% during the third quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 163,547 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $9,281,000 after purchasing an additional 84,429 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 33.10% of the company’s stock.

In other news, Director H E. Rainbolt bought 500 shares of BancFirst stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $53.75 per share, with a total value of $26,875.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 606 shares in the company, valued at approximately $32,572.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 10,700 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.38, for a total transaction of $603,266.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,989,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $619,576,734. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 18,741 shares of company stock valued at $1,051,262 in the last quarter. 42.32% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

BANF has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of BancFirst from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 7th.

BancFirst Co. (NASDAQ:BANF) opened at $54.15 on Thursday. BancFirst Co. has a 12-month low of $42.50 and a 12-month high of $61.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a current ratio of 1.02. The company has a market cap of $1,771.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.56.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.55%. BancFirst’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 31.82%.

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BancFirst Company Profile

BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support.

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