Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) – Research analysts at Jefferies Group upped their Q3 2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Boston Private Financial Holdings in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst C. Haire now expects that the brokerage will earn $0.23 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.22. Jefferies Group currently has a “Hold” rating and a $14.00 target price on the stock.

A number of other research firms have also issued reports on BPFH. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.29.

Earnings History and Estimates for Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH)

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Shares of Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) opened at 16.45 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1.37 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.09 and a beta of 1.06. The company’s 50-day moving average is $15.88 and its 200 day moving average is $13.42. Boston Private Financial Holdings has a 1-year low of $9.34 and a 1-year high of $16.90.

Boston Private Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:BPFH) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.02. Boston Private Financial Holdings had a net margin of 19.70% and a return on equity of 9.11%.

In other Boston Private Financial Holdings news, insider George G. Schwartz sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.00, for a total value of $130,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 132,035 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,716,455. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director John Morton III sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $12.98, for a total transaction of $97,350.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 30,308 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $393,397.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Boston Private Financial Holdings by 77.3% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,767 shares of the company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 3,821 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in Boston Private Financial Holdings by 13.8% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 11,718 shares of the company’s stock valued at $138,000 after buying an additional 1,417 shares in the last quarter. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in Boston Private Financial Holdings during the second quarter valued at approximately $148,000. Barclays PLC increased its stake in Boston Private Financial Holdings by 297.8% in the second quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 14,151 shares of the company’s stock valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 10,594 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC increased its stake in Boston Private Financial Holdings by 11.0% in the second quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 14,580 shares of the company’s stock valued at $167,000 after buying an additional 1,443 shares in the last quarter. 93.29% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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