Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ:WNEB) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

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Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ:WNEB) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine

Western New England Bancorp (NASDAQ WNEB) traded down 0.52% on Friday, reaching $9.55.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in East West Bancorp by 11.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 11,955,936 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $617,046,000 after buying an additional 11,852,412 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Western New England Bancorp by 4.1% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 8,944 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $462,000 after buying an additional 181 shares in the last quarter. The value of the position overall is up by 12.3%. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 9,438 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $487,000 after buying an additional 348 shares in the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC increased its position in Western New England Bancorp by 24.0% in the first quarter. The firm owned 37,700 shares of the financial services provider's stock after buying an additional 1,300 shares during the period. Finally, Trexquant Investment LP bought a new stake in Western New England Bancorp during the first quarter valued at $201,000. The investment professionals in our partner's database reported: 58.52 million shares, down from 59.40 million shares in 2016Q3. Company insiders own 0.23% of the company's stock.

Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its position in Great Western Bancorp, Inc. (GWB) opened at 36.52 on Friday. The company's 50-day moving average price is $57.72 and its 200 day moving average price is $54.94.

The P/E ratio is now 15.71 and the market cap is 7.95B.

East West Bancorp (NASDAQ:EWBC) had an increase of 39.52% in short interest. (NASDAQ:EWBC). Balyasny Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.12% in East West Bancorp, Inc. The financial services provider reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.81. The SI to East West Bancorp's float is 2.18%. The business had revenue of $16.82 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $16.74 million. During the same quarter past year, the business earned $0.71 earnings per share. Analysts expect that East West Bancorp will post $3.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

More notable recent Great Western Bancorp Inc (NYSE:GWB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Ex-Dividend Reminder: South State, Charles Schwab and Great Western Bancorp" on August 07, 2017, also Businesswire.com with their article: "Great Western Bancorp, Inc". Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 1st will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.26%. Western New England Bancorp's payout ratio is now 30.00%.

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BMO Capital both downgraded the stock and raised the price target on July 7 changing the price target from $44.00 to $68.00 and setting the rating at "Outperform" which had previously been "Market Perform". ValuEngine downgraded shares of Western New England Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered East West Bancorp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Great Western Bancorp has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $45.56.

In other news, insider Bryan Leighton Kindopp sold 766 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.21, for a total transaction of $1,657,726.23. State Street Corp now owns 6,094,888 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $314,556,000 after buying an additional 199,996 shares during the period. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Western New England Bancorp, Inc, formerly Westfield Financial, Inc, is a Massachusetts-chartered stock holding company.

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