Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) insider Douglas Bauche sold 1,200 shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.11, for a total transaction of $45,732.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 1,639 shares in the company, valued at $62,462.29. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (EFSC) opened at 37.80 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $38.93 and its 200 day moving average is $41.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $886.86 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.45 and a beta of 0.87. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation has a 12 month low of $30.50 and a 12 month high of $46.25.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation (NASDAQ:EFSC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The bank reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.06. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation had a return on equity of 11.18% and a net margin of 24.54%. The firm had revenue of $53.57 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $51.91 million. On average, equities analysts predict that Enterprise Financial Services Corporation will post $2.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. Enterprise Financial Services Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.97%.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation by 21.4% during the 2nd quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 240,793 shares of the bank’s stock worth $9,824,000 after purchasing an additional 42,400 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation by 5.9% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 890,344 shares of the bank’s stock worth $37,751,000 after purchasing an additional 49,557 shares in the last quarter. UBS Group AG raised its stake in shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation by 299.9% during the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 25,265 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,072,000 after purchasing an additional 18,947 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation by 8.7% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 54,211 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,212,000 after purchasing an additional 4,321 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Anderson Hoagland & Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth about $2,672,000. 72.88% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on EFSC shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.00.

Enterprise Financial Services Corporation Company Profile

Enterprise Financial Services Corp is a financial holding company for a full service banking subsidiary, Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets.

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