Banc Funds Co LLC Has Lifted Its Bankwell Financial Group INC (BWFG) Holding by $4.91 Million; Shares Rose

February 15, 2018 - By Marie Mckinney

Investors sentiment increased to 2.9 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.98, from 1.92 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 2 investors sold BWFG shares while 8 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 3.57 million shares or 2.56% more from 3.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Macquarie Gp Ltd has 0% invested in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG) for 7,042 shares. Rhumbline Advisers has invested 0% in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG). Geode Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0% in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG). Barclays Public Ltd Liability Company reported 255 shares stake. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG) for 5,900 shares. Group Inc Inc invested in 4,024 shares or 0% of the stock. Renaissance Tech Llc holds 0.01% or 158,400 shares. Wasatch Advisors Inc holds 0.04% in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG) or 80,189 shares. The Ohio-based Strs Ohio has invested 0% in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG). 573 were accumulated by Tower Rech Capital Ltd (Trc). Bridgeway Capital Management stated it has 35,337 shares. National Bank Of Mellon stated it has 0% in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG). 689,676 were reported by Endicott Mngmt. Wellington Grp Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 659,009 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Commonwealth Equity Service Incorporated has invested 0% in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG).

Since September 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 sales for $624,360 activity. Drexler Blake S sold $129,966 worth of stock. 10,000 shares valued at $374,482 were sold by Fieber James A on Tuesday, October 24. 1,218 shares were sold by Dineen David P, worth $43,568 on Monday, September 18.

Banc Funds Co Llc increased its stake in Bankwell Financial Group Inc. (BWFG) by 33.08% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Banc Funds Co Llc bought 136,338 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.42% with the market. The hedge fund held 548,432 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $20.26 million, up from 412,094 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Banc Funds Co Llc who had been investing in Bankwell Financial Group Inc. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $253.00M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $32.96. About 7,016 shares traded. Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG) has risen 54.83% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.13% the S&P500.

Banc Funds Co Llc, which manages about $1.41B and $2.23 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in First Merchants Corp. (NASDAQ:FRME) by 211,599 shares to 16,082 shares, valued at $690,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Cobiz Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:COBZ) by 174,280 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1.44M shares, and cut its stake in National Bank Holdings Corporation (NYSE:NBHC).

More news for Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG) were recently published by: Businesswire.com, which released: “Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. Reports the Planned Retirement of Its Chief …” on June 14, 2016. Marketwatch.com‘s article titled: “Bankwell Financial Group Inc.” and published on July 26, 2017 is yet another important article.

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