John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF) by 71.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 107,500 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 44,664 shares during the period. BancFirst Corporation comprises 4.7% of John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 3rd largest holding. John W. Rosenthal Capital Management Inc. owned approximately 0.34% of BancFirst Corporation worth $6,101,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corporation by 7.0% during the 1st quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 4,816 shares of the bank’s stock worth $433,000 after acquiring an additional 314 shares in the last quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corporation by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 33,321 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,219,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corporation by 7.2% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 793,238 shares of the bank’s stock worth $71,312,000 after acquiring an additional 53,261 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corporation by 207.7% during the 2nd quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 19,475 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,881,000 after acquiring an additional 13,145 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corporation by 4.1% during the 1st quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 13,466 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,211,000 after acquiring an additional 525 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 17.43% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently issued reports on BANF. ValuEngine lowered shares of BancFirst Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BancFirst Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th.

In other BancFirst Corporation news, Director William H. Crawford sold 1,960 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.74, for a total value of $99,450.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Darryl Schmidt sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.10, for a total transaction of $112,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 2,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $112,200. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 44.97% of the company’s stock.

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BancFirst Corporation (BANF) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $51.40. 13,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 37,552. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 1.02. The firm has a market cap of $1,638.12, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.56. BancFirst Corporation has a twelve month low of $40.00 and a twelve month high of $61.05.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were given a dividend of $0.21 per share. This is a positive change from BancFirst Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.63%. BancFirst Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 31.82%.

About BancFirst Corporation

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF)

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