BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) – Equities researchers at FIG Partners issued their FY2018 EPS estimates for shares of BancFirst Corp. in a research note issued to investors on Monday. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis forecasts that the firm will earn $4.75 per share for the year.

BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The company reported $1.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.14 by $0.01. BancFirst Corp. had a return on equity of 10.08% and a net margin of 21.02%.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of BancFirst Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 26th.

BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) remained flat at $83.00 during trading on Wednesday. The stock had a trading volume of 66,684 shares. The company has a market cap of $1.30 billion, a PE ratio of 19.44 and a beta of 0.64. BancFirst Corp. has a 12-month low of $51.14 and a 12-month high of $85.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $74.58 and its 200-day moving average is $67.25.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. BancFirst Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 35.60%.

In related news, major shareholder Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 26,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.00, for a total transaction of $2,191,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 5,623,600 shares in the company, valued at $466,758,800. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Robert M. Neville sold 5,250 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.00, for a total transaction of $357,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 17,832 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,212,576. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 44.97% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corp. by 304.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,792 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 1,349 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of BancFirst Corp. during the third quarter worth about $134,000. BlackRock Group LTD boosted its position in shares of BancFirst Corp. by 47.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 2,982 shares of the company’s stock worth $180,000 after buying an additional 954 shares in the last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD purchased a new position in shares of BancFirst Corp. during the third quarter worth about $205,000. Finally, AQR Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of BancFirst Corp. during the second quarter worth about $229,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.49% of the company’s stock.

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About BancFirst Corp.

BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support.

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