Shares of Bankwell Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:BWFG) have received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $34.00.

BWFG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Bankwell Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Bankwell Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 4th.

In other news, EVP Heidi Dewyngaert sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total transaction of $45,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 21.87% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of BWFG. Seidman Lawrence B boosted its position in shares of Bankwell Financial Group by 196.5% during the 4th quarter. Seidman Lawrence B now owns 572,045 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $16,423,000 after purchasing an additional 379,124 shares in the last quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Bankwell Financial Group by 167.2% during the 4th quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 88,438 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,539,000 after purchasing an additional 55,337 shares in the last quarter. Clover Partners L.P. boosted its holdings in shares of Bankwell Financial Group by 64.3% in the fourth quarter. Clover Partners L.P. now owns 70,592 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,027,000 after buying an additional 27,614 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Bankwell Financial Group by 30.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 99,389 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,853,000 after buying an additional 22,973 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Bankwell Financial Group by 3.9% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 317,980 shares of the bank’s stock worth $9,129,000 after buying an additional 11,973 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 52.46% of the company’s stock.

Bankwell Financial Group stock traded up $0.14 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $29.88. 17,981 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 17,459. The stock has a market cap of $233.46 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.50 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a current ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06. Bankwell Financial Group has a 1-year low of $26.39 and a 1-year high of $33.15.

Bankwell Financial Group (NASDAQ:BWFG) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The bank reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $15.07 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.00 million. Bankwell Financial Group had a net margin of 20.76% and a return on equity of 11.01%. Research analysts expect that Bankwell Financial Group will post 2.31 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Bankwell Financial Group Company Profile

Bankwell Financial Group, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Bankwell Bank that provides a range of banking services to commercial and consumer customers in Connecticut. It accepts checking, savings, and money market accounts; and time, demand, and NOW deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

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