LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:LTXB)’s share price traded up 3.2% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $29.13 and last traded at $28.99, with a volume of 209,223 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $28.10.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. FBR & Co upped their price target on LegacyTexas Financial Group from $24.00 to $26.00 and gave the company a “mkt perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. Stephens raised LegacyTexas Financial Group from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 21st. TheStreet raised LegacyTexas Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised LegacyTexas Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Finally, Compass Point assumed coverage on LegacyTexas Financial Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $33.00 price target on the stock. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.83.

The stock has a market cap of $1.36 billion and a PE ratio of 17.78. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $26.96 and a 200-day moving average of $22.46.

LegacyTexas Financial Group (NASDAQ:LTXB) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.03. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that LegacyTexas Financial Group Inc. will post $1.82 earnings per share for the current year.

In other LegacyTexas Financial Group news, Director George A. Fisk sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total transaction of $75,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 346,841 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,671,025. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Other institutional investors recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in LegacyTexas Financial Group by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 60,129 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,504,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank increased its position in LegacyTexas Financial Group by 60.2% in the fourth quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 71,329 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,614,000 after buying an additional 26,803 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in LegacyTexas Financial Group by 6.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 73,294 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,834,000 after buying an additional 4,665 shares during the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in LegacyTexas Financial Group by 62.7% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 77,100 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,929,000 after buying an additional 29,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in LegacyTexas Financial Group by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 88,257 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,208,000 after buying an additional 1,413 shares during the last quarter.

LegacyTexas Financial Group, Inc, formerly ViewPoint Financial Group Inc, is a stock holding company for its wholly owned subsidiary, LegacyTexas Bank. The Company’s principal business consists of attracting retail deposits from the general public and the business community and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in commercial real estate loans, secured and unsecured commercial and industrial loans, as well as permanent loans secured by first and second mortgages on owner-occupied, one- to four-family residences and consumer loans.

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