Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) has been given a $28.00 price target by research analysts at Sandler O’Neill in a report issued on Monday. The firm presently has a “buy” rating on the stock. Sandler O’Neill’s price target would suggest a potential upside of 14.52% from the company’s current price.

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded Esquire Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th.

Shares of NASDAQ:ESQ traded down $0.03 on Monday, hitting $24.45. The company had a trading volume of 36 shares, compared to its average volume of 19,277. Esquire Financial has a 52-week low of $15.00 and a 52-week high of $29.45. The company has a market capitalization of $183.98 million, a P/E ratio of 27.76 and a beta of 0.78.

Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29. Esquire Financial had a return on equity of 7.89% and a net margin of 19.08%. The firm had revenue of $8.62 million for the quarter.

In related news, Director Richard T. Powers sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.47, for a total transaction of $38,205.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 23.30% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Alexandria Capital LLC acquired a new stake in Esquire Financial during the first quarter worth about $244,000. Spark Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in Esquire Financial during the second quarter worth about $290,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Esquire Financial during the second quarter worth about $296,000. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new stake in Esquire Financial during the second quarter worth about $335,000. Finally, Keybank National Association OH increased its stake in Esquire Financial by 33.3% during the second quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 15,049 shares of the company’s stock worth $397,000 after acquiring an additional 3,759 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 42.40% of the company’s stock.

About Esquire Financial

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking products and services to law professionals, professional service firms, small to mid-sized businesses, and individuals in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

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