Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) shares hit a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as $12.82 and last traded at $12.79, with a volume of 315,496 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $12.67.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on BPFH shares. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $12.00 price objective on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings in a research note on Wednesday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $14.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 13th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $14.17.

The company has a 50-day moving average of $12.31 and a 200 day moving average of $11.82. The firm has a market cap of $1.07 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.75.

Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20th. The company reported $0.18 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.20 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 5th were given a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 3rd. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.12%.

In other news, CFO David J. Kaye sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.17, for a total value of $91,275.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 137,485 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,673,192.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Corey Griffin acquired 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 4th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.04 per share, with a total value of $60,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 45,468 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $547,434.72. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Boston Private Financial Holdings stock. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) by 1.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 242,200 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 2,900 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System owned 0.29% of Boston Private Financial Holdings worth $2,747,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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