WINTON GROUP Ltd Cuts Stake in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF)

WINTON GROUP Ltd reduced its stake in shares of Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) by 6.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 17,111 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after selling 1,159 shares during the quarter. WINTON GROUP Ltd owned about 0.06% of Waterstone Financial worth $292,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Context BH Capital Management LP grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 0.4% during the 1st quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 330,675 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $5,443,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 10.6% during the 1st quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 829,179 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $13,646,000 after buying an additional 79,774 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 31.7% during the 1st quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 156,612 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $2,579,000 after buying an additional 37,701 shares in the last quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 5.9% during the 1st quarter. Keeley Teton Advisors LLC now owns 18,000 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $296,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA grew its holdings in Waterstone Financial by 317.6% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,174 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $85,000 after buying an additional 3,935 shares in the last quarter. 58.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday.

In other news, COO William F. Bruss sold 2,250 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.60, for a total transaction of $37,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Ellen Syburg Bartel sold 7,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.56, for a total value of $115,920.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 12.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of NASDAQ WSBF traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $16.62. 60,538 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 49,380. The company has a quick ratio of 1.42, a current ratio of 1.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.17. The company has a market capitalization of $472.90 million, a PE ratio of 14.96 and a beta of 0.08. Waterstone Financial, Inc. has a one year low of $15.20 and a one year high of $17.29. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.93.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 12th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 11th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%.

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 offers 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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