Shares of BofI Holding Inc. (NASDAQ:BOFI) traded up 9.8% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as high as $16.99 and last traded at $16.85, with a volume of 3,274,127 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.34.

Several analysts have commented on the company. Vetr downgraded BofI Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $20.80 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, April 12th. Craig Hallum assumed coverage on BofI Holding in a research note on Thursday, April 7th. They set a “buy” rating and a $35.00 target price for the company. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BofI Holding in a research note on Saturday, April 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded BofI Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, June 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $29.79.

The firm has a market cap of $1.11 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.46. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.95 and a 200-day moving average of $18.18.

BofI Holding (NASDAQ:BOFI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.54 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that BofI Holding Inc. will post $2.13 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Airain ltd purchased a new stake in shares of BofI Holding during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,043,000. KBC Group NV purchased a new stake in shares of BofI Holding during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,292,000. Employees Retirement System of Texas boosted its stake in shares of BofI Holding by 460.0% in the fourth quarter. Employees Retirement System of Texas now owns 140,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,947,000 after buying an additional 115,000 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of BofI Holding by 303.6% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,437,578 shares of the company’s stock valued at $51,311,000 after buying an additional 1,833,599 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Davis Capital Partners LLC boosted its stake in shares of BofI Holding by 330.3% in the fourth quarter. Davis Capital Partners LLC now owns 1,420,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,891,000 after buying an additional 1,090,000 shares during the last quarter.

BofI Holding, Inc (BofI) is the holding company for BofI Federal Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a diversified financial services company. The Bank provides consumer and business banking products through its branchless, distribution channels and affinity partners. The Bank has deposit and loan customers across the nation, including consumer and business checking, savings and time deposit accounts and financing for single family and multifamily residential properties, small-to-medium size businesses in target sectors, and selected specialty finance receivables.

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