WSFS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WSFS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $37.11 and last traded at $37.02, with a volume of 72,821 shares. The stock had previously closed at $36.46.

WSFS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WSFS Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lifted their target price on WSFS Financial Corp. from $36.00 to $37.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, August 1st.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $34.05 and a 200 day moving average price of $32.89. The company has a market capitalization of $1.09 billion and a PE ratio of 17.87.

WSFS Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:WSFS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.03. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.43 EPS. The business had revenue of $46.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $46.64 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that WSFS Financial Corp. will post $2.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 19th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.65%.

In other WSFS Financial Corp. news, EVP Paul D. Geraghty sold 15,348 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.42, for a total transaction of $528,278.16. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 33,688 shares in the company, valued at $1,159,540.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Stephen P. Clark sold 7,269 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.03, for a total value of $261,902.07. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 15,689 shares in the company, valued at approximately $565,274.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its position in shares of WSFS Financial Corp. by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 127,165 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,115,000 after buying an additional 4,159 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in shares of WSFS Financial Corp. by 10.4% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 56,897 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,841,000 after buying an additional 5,373 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of WSFS Financial Corp. by 28.7% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 36,685 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,187,000 after buying an additional 8,173 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of WSFS Financial Corp. by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 45,260 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,465,000 after buying an additional 2,756 shares in the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP increased its position in shares of WSFS Financial Corp. by 107.5% in the fourth quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 36,348 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,176,000 after buying an additional 18,833 shares in the last quarter.

WSFS Financial Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company’s subsidiary is Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB (WSFS Bank or the Bank), which is the bank and trust company. The Company operates in three segments: WSFS Bank, Cash Connect and Wealth Management. The WSFS Bank segment provides loans and other financial products to commercial and retail customers.

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