Bear State Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF) was upgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Tuesday.

Bear State Financial (NASDAQ:BSF) opened at 10.25 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $9.29 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.33. Bear State Financial has a 52-week low of $8.65 and a 52-week high of $10.95. The stock has a market cap of $386.56 million, a PE ratio of 18.30 and a beta of 1.28.

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Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Bear State Financial during the second quarter valued at $109,000. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Bear State Financial by 21.3% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 21,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $203,000 after buying an additional 3,775 shares during the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in Bear State Financial by 86.1% in the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 22,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $215,000 after buying an additional 10,499 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Bear State Financial by 1.7% in the second quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 36,743 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $348,000 after buying an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in Bear State Financial by 43.2% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 37,080 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $351,000 after buying an additional 11,188 shares during the last quarter. 10.59% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Bear State Financial Company Profile

Bear State Financial, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company’s subsidiary Bear State Bank, N.A. (the Bank) is a community-oriented financial institution, which offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest bearing and interest bearing checking accounts, savings and money market accounts, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.

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