FS Bancorp Inc Expected to Earn FY2018 Earnings of $4.62 Per Share (FSBW)
FS Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FSBW) – Stock analysts at FIG Partners lifted their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of FS Bancorp in a research note issued on Wednesday. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $4.62 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $4.10.
A number of other brokerages also recently issued reports on FSBW. DA Davidson started coverage on FS Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut FS Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine cut FS Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $49.75.
Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of FSBW. Stilwell Value LLC lifted its position in FS Bancorp by 4,277.0% during the 2nd quarter. Stilwell Value LLC now owns 5,252,400 shares of the bank’s stock worth $5,252,000 after acquiring an additional 5,132,400 shares during the period. EJF Capital LLC acquired a new stake in FS Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth about $3,616,000. Maltese Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in FS Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth about $3,616,000. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its position in FS Bancorp by 4.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 65,698 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,932,000 after acquiring an additional 2,894 shares during the period. Finally, Northpointe Capital LLC acquired a new stake in FS Bancorp during the 3rd quarter worth about $2,628,000. 42.71% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
FS Bancorp Company Profile
FS Bancorp, Inc is a holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington (the Bank). The Company is a diversified lender with a focus on the origination of indirect home improvement loans, also referred to as fixture secured loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, home loans, commercial business loans and second mortgage and home equity loan products.
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