MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:MSL) Director Clayton Paul Hilliard sold 1,300 shares of MidSouth Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.80, for a total transaction of $16,640.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 102,485 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,311,808. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Clayton Paul Hilliard also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, November 24th, Clayton Paul Hilliard sold 6,000 shares of MidSouth Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.71, for a total transaction of $76,260.00.
  • On Wednesday, November 22nd, Clayton Paul Hilliard sold 5,000 shares of MidSouth Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.85, for a total transaction of $64,250.00.
  • On Monday, November 20th, Clayton Paul Hilliard sold 5,000 shares of MidSouth Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.90, for a total transaction of $64,500.00.
  • On Tuesday, November 14th, Clayton Paul Hilliard sold 1,540 shares of MidSouth Bancorp stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.04, for a total transaction of $20,081.60.

Shares of MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE MSL) opened at $12.45 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.84, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.05 and a 1 year high of $16.60.

MidSouth Bancorp (NYSE:MSL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 30th. The bank reported ($0.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.22). The business had revenue of $25.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.71 million. MidSouth Bancorp had a negative return on equity of 0.46% and a negative net margin of 11.48%. analysts expect that MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. will post 0.73 EPS for the current year.

MSL has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MidSouth Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine lowered shares of MidSouth Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Hovde Group lowered shares of MidSouth Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.60.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of MSL. New York State Common Retirement Fund acquired a new position in MidSouth Bancorp during the second quarter worth $112,000. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new position in MidSouth Bancorp during the third quarter worth $123,000. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in MidSouth Bancorp during the third quarter worth $136,000. California State Teachers Retirement System acquired a new position in MidSouth Bancorp during the second quarter worth $184,000. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in MidSouth Bancorp during the second quarter worth $191,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.57% of the company’s stock.

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MidSouth Bancorp Company Profile

MidSouth Bancorp, Inc is a financial holding company. The Company operates primarily through its wholly owned bank subsidiary, MidSouth Bank, N.A. The Company is operating principally in the community banking business by providing banking services to commercial and retail customers through the Bank. The Bank is community oriented and focuses primarily on offering commercial and consumer loan and deposit services to individuals and small to middle market businesses in Louisiana, and central and east Texas.

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