MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) – Investment analysts at FIG Partners dropped their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for MidWestOne Financial Group in a research note issued to investors on Monday, Zacks Investment Research reports. FIG Partners analyst B. Martin now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $0.65 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.68. FIG Partners also issued estimates for MidWestOne Financial Group’s FY2017 earnings at $2.50 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.63 EPS.
A number of other research firms have also recently commented on MOFG. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MidWestOne Financial Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of MidWestOne Financial Group in a report on Thursday, April 6th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods assumed coverage on shares of MidWestOne Financial Group in a report on Monday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $40.00 price target on the stock.
MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG) traded down 0.20% on Thursday, hitting $34.67. The stock had a trading volume of 24,568 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $34.94 and a 200-day moving average price of $34.59. MidWestOne Financial Group has a 52 week low of $26.50 and a 52 week high of $39.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $397.28 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.48 and a beta of 1.25.
In other MidWestOne Financial Group news, Director John M. Morrison sold 2,000,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.88, for a total transaction of $65,760,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 26.30% of the company’s stock.
A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of MOFG. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in MidWestOne Financial Group by 6.3% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 28,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $875,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in MidWestOne Financial Group by 3.8% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 27,064 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $822,000 after buying an additional 1,001 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. purchased a new position in MidWestOne Financial Group during the third quarter worth approximately $355,000. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its position in MidWestOne Financial Group by 2.6% in the third quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 30,632 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $930,000 after buying an additional 770 shares during the period. Finally, Pacific Ridge Capital Partners LLC purchased a new position in MidWestOne Financial Group during the third quarter worth approximately $328,000. 22.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About MidWestOne Financial Group
MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc is a bank holding and financial holding company. The Company operates through its bank subsidiaries, MidWestOne Bank, Central Bank and MidWestOne Insurance Services, Inc that operates through three agencies located in central and east-central Iowa. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank operated a total of 43 banking offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida.
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