Chicago Equity Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNBC) by 34.2% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 116,200 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 29,595 shares during the quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned approximately 0.31% of Green Bancorp worth $2,748,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of GNBC. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Green Bancorp by 32.3% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 92,323 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,644,000 after purchasing an additional 22,515 shares in the last quarter. American International Group Inc. boosted its position in Green Bancorp by 7.1% during the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 12,741 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $227,000 after purchasing an additional 849 shares in the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. purchased a new stake in Green Bancorp during the first quarter worth $206,000. Wellington Management Group LLP purchased a new stake in Green Bancorp during the first quarter worth $2,240,000. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Green Bancorp by 39.3% during the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 86,373 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,537,000 after purchasing an additional 24,382 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 61.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Green Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Green Bancorp in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Green Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Green Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price target on shares of Green Bancorp in a report on Friday, October 27th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.75.

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Green Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNBC) opened at $20.85 on Friday. Green Bancorp, Inc. has a 1-year low of $10.70 and a 1-year high of $24.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $764.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.04 and a beta of 2.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.96.

About Green Bancorp

Green Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s subsidiary, Green Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered commercial bank, provided commercial and private banking services primarily to Texas based customers through 22 full service branches in the Houston and Dallas metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and other markets.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Green Bancorp (NASDAQ:GNBC)

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