BidaskClub lowered shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (NASDAQ:BSF) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report released on Thursday morning.

BSF opened at $10.32 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.14, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. The firm has a market cap of $390.22, a P/E ratio of 15.88 and a beta of 1.13. First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas has a 52 week low of $8.66 and a 52 week high of $10.37.

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (NASDAQ:BSF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $22.66 million for the quarter. First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas had a return on equity of 10.00% and a net margin of 19.79%.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 1.7% during 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 acquiring an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 6.4% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 96,142 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $987,000 after acquiring an additional 5,742 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 28.0% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 29,395 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $301,000 after acquiring an additional 6,439 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,038,687 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,625,000 after acquiring an additional 15,220 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 5.0% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 338,203 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,470,000 after acquiring an additional 16,065 shares during the last quarter. 13.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Company Profile

Bear State Financial, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Bear State Bank, N.A that provides various financial products to individuals and business customers. The company offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest and interest bearing checking, savings and money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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