Shares of Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BHBK) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 85,609 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 27% from the previous session’s volume of 67,260 shares.The stock last traded at $14.81 and had previously closed at $14.75.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on BHBK shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods dropped their price target on Blue Hills Bancorp from $16.00 to $15.50 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 29th. TheStreet upgraded Blue Hills Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.13.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $14.36 and a 200-day moving average of $14.21. The company has a market cap of $373.07 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.54.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.07 by $0.02. On average, analysts anticipate that Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. will post $0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be paid a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.81%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 29th.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Blue Hills Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BHBK) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 90,369 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,384,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 0.35% of Blue Hills Bancorp as of its most recent SEC filing.

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc (Blue Hills Bancorp) is a bank holding company for the Blue Hills Bank (the Bank). Blue Hills Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered savings bank. The Bank provides financial services to individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses and government and non-profit organizations online and through its approximately 11 full-service branch offices located in Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts.

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