WSFS Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WSFS) Institutional Investors Sentiment Unchanged in 2017 Q4

April 17, 2018 - By Rusty Cady

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Sentiment for WSFS Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WSFS)

WSFS Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WSFS) institutional sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.08, from 0.92 in 2017Q3. The ratio is positive, as 59 active investment managers started new or increased equity positions, while 59 cut down and sold their holdings in WSFS Financial Corp. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now possess: 22.69 million shares, down from 23.12 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding WSFS Financial Corp in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 14 Reduced: 45 Increased: 45 New Position: 14.

WSFS Financial Corporation operates as the thrift holding firm for the Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB that provides various banking services in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.56 billion. It operates through three divisions: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect, and Wealth Management. It has a 31.73 P/E ratio. The firm offers various deposit products, including savings accounts, demand deposits, interest-bearing demand deposits, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as jumbo certificates of deposit.

The stock increased 1.33% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $49.5. About 82,419 shares traded. WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) has risen 4.89% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.66% the S&P500.

Analysts await WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.74 EPS, up 25.42 % or $0.15 from last year’s $0.59 per share. WSFS’s profit will be $23.25 million for 16.72 P/E if the $0.74 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.71 actual EPS reported by WSFS Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.23 % EPS growth.

Alphaone Investment Services Llc holds 1.56% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation for 107,933 shares. Skyline Asset Management Lp owns 387,800 shares or 1.49% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Penn Capital Management Co Inc has 0.91% invested in the company for 271,365 shares. The Georgia-based Chatham Capital Group Inc. has invested 0.4% in the stock. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 169,608 shares.#img1#

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 sales for $1.93 million activity.

WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 60% of Wsfs Financial Corp’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Wsfs Financial Corp, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $50.0 while the high is $57.0. The stock’s average target of $56 is 13.13% above today’s ($49.5) share price. WSFS was included in 9 notes of analysts from October 24, 2017. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Tuesday, January 23. The stock of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, February 26. The stock of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 28 by Boenning & Scattergood. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Merion Capital on Friday, January 26 with “Neutral”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $55.0 target in Tuesday, January 23 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Buy” rating by Boenning & Scattergood given on Wednesday, October 25. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Wednesday, January 24.

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