Kevin C. Waterhouse Buys 1,000 Shares of Esquire Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ESQ) Stock

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Esquire Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ESQ) Director Kevin C. Waterhouse purchased 1,000 shares of Esquire Financial stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 19th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $22.85 per share, with a total value of $22,850.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

Shares of NASDAQ:ESQ opened at $24.00 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $24.11 and a 200-day moving average of $23.48. The firm has a market cap of $179.87 million, a P/E ratio of 15.49 and a beta of 1.08. Esquire Financial Holdings Inc has a twelve month low of $17.62 and a twelve month high of $26.64.

Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $11.67 million during the quarter. Esquire Financial had a net margin of 25.84% and a return on equity of 12.46%.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of ESQ. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its stake in Esquire Financial by 901.6% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,272 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,145 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its stake in Esquire Financial by 54.8% during the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,905 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 2,090 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in Esquire Financial by 6.6% during the second quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,667 shares of the company’s stock valued at $244,000 after purchasing an additional 601 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in Esquire Financial by 7.1% during the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 12,907 shares of the company’s stock valued at $325,000 after purchasing an additional 853 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Esquire Financial by 14.6% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 32,037 shares of the company’s stock valued at $695,000 after purchasing an additional 4,090 shares during the last quarter. 44.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on ESQ. ValuEngine lowered shares of Esquire Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. TheStreet raised shares of Esquire Financial from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 26th.

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 legal and small business communities, and commercial and retail customers in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

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