Bank Mutual Corp. (NASDAQ:BKMU) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 121,472 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 8% from the previous session’s volume of 112,588 shares.The stock last traded at $7.65 and had previously closed at $7.69.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BKMU. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank Mutual Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods initiated coverage on shares of Bank Mutual Corp. in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. They issued a “market perform” rating on the stock.

The company has a market cap of $349.22 million and a P/E ratio of 22.46. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $7.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.69.

Bank Mutual Corp. (NASDAQ:BKMU) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.01. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.08 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Bank Mutual Corp. will post $0.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other hedge funds and institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Bank Mutual Corp. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,100,389 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $16,384,000 after buying an additional 62,962 shares in the last quarter. SVA Plumb Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Bank Mutual Corp. during the fourth quarter worth $1,791,000. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Bank Mutual Corp. by 1.3% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 230,076 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,795,000 after buying an additional 2,974 shares in the last quarter.

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Company operates through community banking segment. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.

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