Swiss National Bank raised its position in Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) by 8.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 47,600 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,600 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.17% of Waterstone Financial worth $812,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Asset Planning Services Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Waterstone Financial during the second quarter valued at $62,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake 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 valued at $85,000 after acquiring an additional 3,935 shares during the last quarter. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Waterstone Financial by 4.1% during the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 16,220 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $277,000 after acquiring an additional 638 shares during the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake 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 valued at $387,000 after acquiring an additional 7,587 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth Equity Services LLC boosted its stake in shares of Waterstone Financial by 1.9% during the second quarter. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC now owns 73,220 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock valued at $1,249,000 after acquiring an additional 1,377 shares during the last quarter. 59.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

NASDAQ:WSBF traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $17.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,535 shares, compared to its average volume of 52,007. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $16.74 and its two-hundred day simple moving average 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, Inc. has a twelve month low of $15.20 and a twelve month high of $17.29. The stock has a market cap of $467.37 million, a P/E ratio of 15.04 and a beta of 0.08.

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

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

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Waterstone Financial (NASDAQ:WSBF)

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