Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) Shares Acquired by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) by 4.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 16,220 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after buying an additional 638 shares during the quarter. Aperio Group LLC owned about 0.06% of Waterstone Financial worth $277,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Bank of America Corp DE lifted its holdings in shares of Waterstone Financial by 48.8% during the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 23,130 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $387,000 after purchasing an additional 7,587 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of Waterstone Financial by 2.9% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,988,431 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $33,326,000 after purchasing an additional 55,520 shares during the period. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of Waterstone Financial by 317.6% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,174 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $85,000 after purchasing an additional 3,935 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P lifted its holdings in shares of Waterstone Financial by 31.7% during the first quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 156,612 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $2,579,000 after purchasing an additional 37,701 shares during the period. Finally, Acadian Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Waterstone Financial by 10.6% during the first quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 829,179 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $13,646,000 after purchasing an additional 79,774 shares during the period. 59.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded Waterstone Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 30th.

NASDAQ:WSBF traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $17.22. The company had a trading volume of 14,917 shares, compared to its average volume of 52,007. Waterstone Financial, Inc. has a 1-year low of $15.20 and a 1-year high of $17.29. The firm has a market cap of $467.37 million, a PE ratio of 15.04 and a beta of 0.08. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $16.74 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.34, a current ratio of 1.59 and a quick ratio of 1.35.

Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 24th. The savings and loans company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The company had revenue of $48.17 million during the quarter. Waterstone Financial had a return on equity of 7.76% and a net margin of 15.55%.

About Waterstone Financial

Waterstone Financial, Inc operates as a bank holding company for WaterStone Bank SSB that provides various financial services to customers in southeastern Wisconsin, the United States. It operates through two segments, Community Banking and Mortgage Banking. The Community Banking segment offers consumer and business banking products and services, such as deposit and transactional solutions, including checking accounts, online banking and bill pay services, and money transfer services, as well as credit, debit, and pre-paid cards; investable funds solutions comprising savings, money market deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit; lending solutions consisting of residential mortgages, home equity loans and lines of credit, personal and installment loans, real estate financing, business loans, and business lines of credit; and fixed and variable annuities, and insurance products, as well as trust and investment management accounts.

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