Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated their hold rating on shares of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FISI) in a research note published on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a $33.00 target price on the bank’s stock.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Financial Institutions from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a hold rating and set a $31.50 target price on shares of Financial Institutions in a report on Thursday, August 3rd.

Shares of Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) opened at 27.80 on Friday. Financial Institutions has a 52 week low of $25.65 and a 52 week high of $35.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $416.94 million, a P/E ratio of 13.57 and a beta of 1.20. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $27.25 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.49.

Financial Institutions (NASDAQ:FISI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by ($0.08). Financial Institutions had a net margin of 20.08% and a return on equity of 10.03%. The business had revenue of $36.76 million for the quarter. On average, equities research analysts expect that Financial Institutions will post $1.96 EPS for the current year.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, September 14th will be issued a $0.21 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 13th. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.02%. Financial Institutions’s payout ratio is currently 40.98%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd purchased a new position in Financial Institutions in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $216,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in Financial Institutions by 7.4% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 12,560 shares of the bank’s stock worth $374,000 after acquiring an additional 860 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its holdings in Financial Institutions by 9.0% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 262,643 shares of the bank’s stock worth $7,829,000 after acquiring an additional 21,760 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its holdings in Financial Institutions by 12.7% in the 2nd quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 50,495 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,504,000 after acquiring an additional 5,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Numeric Investors LLC raised its holdings in Financial Institutions by 306.4% in the 2nd quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 241,803 shares of the bank’s stock worth $7,206,000 after acquiring an additional 182,306 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.11% of the company’s stock.

About Financial Institutions

Financial Institutions, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its business through its subsidiaries: Five Star Bank (the Bank), a New York chartered bank; Scott Danahy Naylon, LLC (SDN), a full service insurance agency, and Courier Capital, LLC (Courier Capital), an investment advisory and wealth management company.

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