Bank Mutual Corp. (NASDAQ:BKMU) saw an uptick in trading volume on Friday . 121,472 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 8% from the previous session’s volume of 112,588 shares.The stock last traded at $7.65 and had previously closed at $7.69.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on BKMU. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank Mutual Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.25 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods began coverage on shares of Bank Mutual Corp. in a report on Thursday, April 7th. They set a “market perform” rating on the stock.

The company has a market cap of $349.22 million and a PE ratio of 22.53. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $7.76 and its 200 day moving average price is $7.69.

Bank Mutual Corp. (NASDAQ:BKMU) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.01. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.08 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Bank Mutual Corp. will post $0.36 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Bank Mutual Corp. stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Bank Mutual Corp. (NASDAQ:BKMU) by 3.1% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 2,100,389 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 62,962 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 4.62% of Bank Mutual Corp. worth $16,384,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Company operates through community banking segment. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.

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