HomeStreet Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Monday . 174,671 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 28% from the previous session’s volume of 136,793 shares.The stock last traded at $22.70 and had previously closed at $22.30.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on HMST. FBR & Co reissued a “buy” rating on shares of HomeStreet in a research report on Wednesday, April 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised HomeStreet from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th.

The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $20.69 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $558.22 million and a PE ratio of 11.23.

HomeStreet (NASDAQ:HMST) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.22. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.65 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that HomeStreet Inc. will post $2.22 earnings per share for the current year.

In other HomeStreet news, Director Richard W. H. Bennion sold 5,334 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $20.42, for a total value of $108,920.28. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in HomeStreet stock. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of HomeStreet Inc. (NASDAQ:HMST) by 34.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 130,166 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 33,000 shares during the period. Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors LP owned 0.59% of HomeStreet worth $2,824,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

HomeStreet, Inc is a financial services company serving customers primarily in the western United States, including Hawaii. The Company is principally engaged in real estate lending, including mortgage banking activities, and commercial and consumer banking. Its operating segments include Commercial and Consumer Banking, and Mortgage Banking.

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