LSV Asset Management Has $2.07 Million Position in Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (PFBI)

LSV Asset Management increased its position in shares of Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFBI) by 10.6% in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 138,807 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 13,329 shares during the quarter. LSV Asset Management’s holdings in Premier Financial Bancorp were worth $2,069,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in PFBI. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its position in Premier Financial Bancorp by 12.9% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 17,599 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $262,000 after acquiring an additional 2,013 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in Premier Financial Bancorp by 58.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 28,421 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $526,000 after acquiring an additional 10,519 shares during the last quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc. purchased a new stake in Premier Financial Bancorp in the fourth quarter valued at $561,000. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its position in Premier Financial Bancorp by 25.0% in the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 42,230 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $788,000 after acquiring an additional 8,446 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its position in Premier Financial Bancorp by 18.0% in the third quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 65,721 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,216,000 after acquiring an additional 10,010 shares during the last quarter. 30.79% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of Premier Financial Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 5th.

Shares of PFBI opened at $16.22 on Friday. Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $13.42 and a 1-year high of $21.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $237.99 million, a P/E ratio of 11.95 and a beta of 0.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.85.

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About Premier Financial Bancorp

Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc, a multi-bank holding company, provides community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The company accepts various deposit products, including checking, NOW, savings, money market, club, individual retirement, and overdraft protection accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Premier Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ:PFBI)

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