Stone Ridge Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Wauwatosa Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) during the 4th quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund bought 11,162 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $190,000.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Wauwatosa during the 3rd quarter worth $103,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Wauwatosa during the 3rd quarter worth $157,000. Jefferies Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Wauwatosa by 37.5% during the 4th quarter. Jefferies Group LLC now owns 15,412 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $263,000 after purchasing an additional 4,200 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its position in shares of Wauwatosa by 92.7% during the 3rd quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 23,851 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $465,000 after purchasing an additional 11,474 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio purchased a new stake in shares of Wauwatosa during the 3rd quarter worth $473,000. Institutional investors own 59.10% of the company’s stock.
Several equities research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Wauwatosa from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 17th. Sandler O’Neill set a $19.00 price target on Wauwatosa and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd.
Wauwatosa (NASDAQ:WSBF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The savings and loans company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.21. The business had revenue of $41.51 million during the quarter. Wauwatosa had a return on equity of 6.97% and a net margin of 13.56%.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 11th.
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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 provides 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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