Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc (NASDAQ:BPFH)’s share price reached a new 52-week low on Monday . The company traded as low as $13.75 and last traded at $13.75, with a volume of 6014 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.95.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 25th. BidaskClub lowered Boston Private Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Boston Private Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. TheStreet lowered Boston Private Financial from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 9th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reduced their price objective on Boston Private Financial from $17.00 to $15.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. Boston Private Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.80.

The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58. The stock has a market cap of $1.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.91 and a beta of 0.92.

Boston Private Financial (NASDAQ:BPFH) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The bank reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.02). Boston Private Financial had a net margin of 6.97% and a return on equity of 10.48%. The business had revenue of $89.64 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $92.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Boston Private Financial Hldg Inc will post 0.94 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Stephen M. Waters sold 5,000 shares of Boston Private Financial stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.40, for a total value of $72,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 24,093 shares in the company, valued at approximately $346,939.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider George G. Schwartz sold 6,205 shares of Boston Private Financial stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.20, for a total value of $88,111.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 152,557 shares in the company, valued at $2,166,309.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.11% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of BPFH. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings in Boston Private Financial by 5.9% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 158,791 shares of the bank’s stock worth $2,389,000 after buying an additional 8,807 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in Boston Private Financial by 2.0% in the 1st quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 203,256 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,059,000 after buying an additional 4,005 shares during the last quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL acquired a new stake in Boston Private Financial in the 1st quarter worth about $244,000. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in Boston Private Financial by 49.7% in the 1st quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 306,269 shares of the bank’s stock worth $4,609,000 after buying an additional 101,720 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Boston Private Financial by 11.5% in the 1st quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 651,509 shares of the bank’s stock worth $9,806,000 after buying an additional 67,432 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 92.71% of the company’s stock.

Boston Private Financial Company Profile (NASDAQ:BPFH)

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Boston Private Bank & Trust Company that provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, Investment Management, and Wealth Advisory.

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