Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 59,196 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 14% from the previous session’s volume of 52,077 shares.The stock last traded at $27.03 and had previously closed at $26.95.

EFSC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Piper Jaffray Cos. initiated coverage on shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. in a research note on Monday. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $31.25 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.56.

The company has a market capitalization of $546.57 million and a P/E ratio of 13.86. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $27.71 and its 200 day moving average price is $27.30.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. On average, equities research analysts expect that Enterprise Financial Services Corp. will post $2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 15th were paid a $0.10 dividend. This is a positive change from Enterprise Financial Services Corp.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 13th.

In related news, President Scott Richard Goodman sold 2,222 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.90, for a total transaction of $59,771.80. Following the completion of the sale, the president now directly owns 36,860 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $991,534. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Director James Murphy sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.48, for a total transaction of $529,600.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. by 8.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 724,586 shares of the company’s stock worth $20,543,000 after buying an additional 56,418 shares during the period. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 135,238 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,834,000 after buying an additional 11,441 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. by 7.9% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 93,100 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,639,000 after buying an additional 6,800 shares during the period. Numeric Investors LLC increased its stake in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. by 78.9% in the fourth quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 65,741 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,864,000 after buying an additional 29,000 shares during the period. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP acquired a new stake in Enterprise Financial Services Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $1,399,000.

Enterprise Financial Services Corp (Enterprise) is the bank holding company for Enterprise Bank & Trust (the Bank). The Bank offers banking and wealth management services to individuals and business customers primarily located in the St. Louis, Kansas City and Phoenix metropolitan markets. The Company offers a range of business and personal banking services.

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