Shares of Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BHBK) saw unusually-strong trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 85,609 shares traded hands 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. TheStreet raised shares of Blue Hills Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 21st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods dropped their target price on shares of Blue Hills Bancorp from $16.00 to $15.50 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, July 29th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.13.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $14.34 and a 200 day moving average of $14.21. The company has a market cap of $373.58 million and a P/E ratio of 51.61.

Blue Hills Bancorp (NASDAQ:BHBK) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.07 by $0.02. On average, equities analysts expect that Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. will post $0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Blue Hills Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP purchased a new stake in Blue Hills Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BHBK) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 90,369 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,384,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 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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