$0.44 EPS Expected for WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (WFBI)

January 19, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

 $0.44 EPS Expected for WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (WFBI)
Investors sentiment increased to 2.13 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.08, from 2.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 4 investors sold WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 5 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 6.55 million shares or 1.38% more from 6.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Renaissance Tech Ltd Liability Corp holds 190,035 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Wells Fargo & Mn invested in 10,152 shares or 0% of the stock. Morgan Stanley stated it has 281,560 shares. Hightower Advsrs Limited Liability holds 15,059 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Grp invested 0% of its portfolio in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Price T Rowe Assoc Md has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny holds 0% in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) or 6,868 shares. Royal Commercial Bank Of Canada has 0% invested in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Manufacturers Life Ins The owns 8,456 shares. Penn Capital Mgmt Company stated it has 96,845 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Grace And White New York stated it has 86,289 shares. Moreover, Fuller And Thaler Asset Mgmt has 0% invested in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) for 7,420 shares. Millennium Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 105,602 shares. Blackrock, a New York-based fund reported 497,162 shares. Vanguard Gp holds 0% of its portfolio in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) for 432,827 shares.

Since September 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $1.84 million activity. $559,821 worth of stock was sold by Steckler Gail R on Monday, December 11. 2,503 shares were sold by Johnson Matthew R, worth $83,851 on Friday, September 15. The insider BRACEWELL JOSEPH S sold 17,000 shares worth $583,157. Shares for $7,984 were sold by Andersen Shaza L on Tuesday, September 12.

Analysts expect WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) to report $0.44 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 22.22 % from last quarter’s $0.36 EPS. WFBI’s profit would be $5.77 million giving it 19.47 P/E if the $0.44 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc.’s analysts see 7.32 % EPS growth. It closed at $34.26 lastly. It is up 61.27% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.57% the S&P500.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had 4 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, October 24. As per Monday, December 14, the company rating was initiated by Raymond James. The stock of WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, July 28.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for WashingtonFirst Bank that provides commercial banking services and products to small-to-medium sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, professional service firms, and individuals in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company has market cap of $448.95 million. The firm offers various deposit products, including business and personal checking, NOW accounts, tiered savings, money market and time deposit accounts, and individual retirement accounts. It has a 22.69 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial real estate loans, residential real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, construction and development loans, and consumer loans.

More notable recent WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of WashingtonFirst Bankshares …” on January 02, 2018, also Globenewswire.com with their article: “Sandy Spring Bancorp Acquisition of WashingtonFirst Bankshares to Create …” published on May 16, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Fed approves Sandy Spring Bancorp merger with WashingtonFirst Bankshares” on November 22, 2017. More interesting news about WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. and WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. Receive …” published on October 18, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. to Acquire 1” with publication date: May 14, 2015.

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