BOK Financial Co. (NASDAQ:BOKF) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

BOK Financial Co. (NASDAQ:BOKFGet Free Report) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 625,300 shares, a growth of 14.7% from the August 15th total of 545,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 182,600 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.4 days. Currently, 2.3% of the shares of the stock are sold short.

BOK Financial Stock Down 1.2 %

NASDAQ BOKF traded down $0.99 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $81.42. 107,891 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 201,143. The company has a 50 day moving average of $85.76 and a two-hundred day moving average of $84.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The firm has a market cap of $5.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.57 and a beta of 1.21. BOK Financial has a 52-week low of $74.40 and a 52-week high of $110.85.

BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKFGet Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The bank reported $2.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.28 by ($0.01). BOK Financial had a net margin of 23.87% and a return on equity of 13.48%. The firm had revenue of $531.31 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $521.10 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that BOK Financial will post 8.85 earnings per share for the current year.

BOK Financial Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 30th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were paid a $0.54 dividend. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 14th. BOK Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.67%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of equities analysts recently commented on BOKF shares. Stephens lifted their price objective on BOK Financial from $93.00 to $94.00 in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. VNET Group reissued a “maintains” rating on shares of BOK Financial in a report on Thursday, June 29th. DA Davidson dropped their price target on shares of BOK Financial from $99.00 to $96.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their price target on shares of BOK Financial from $93.00 to $95.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective on shares of BOK Financial in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to, the stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $97.57.

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Insider Buying and Selling

In other BOK Financial news, Director Steven Bangert sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.61, for a total value of $181,220.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 53,835 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,877,989.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 57.78% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in BOKF. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC increased its stake in BOK Financial by 11,085.4% in the fourth quarter. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC now owns 357,933 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $37,150,000 after purchasing an additional 354,733 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp grew its position in shares of BOK Financial by 37.0% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,231,625 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $115,711,000 after buying an additional 332,904 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank purchased a new stake in BOK Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $30,754,000. Millennium Management LLC boosted its stake in BOK Financial by 75.3% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 587,487 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $60,975,000 after acquiring an additional 252,346 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cibc World Markets Corp grew its holdings in shares of BOK Financial by 12.7% during the first quarter. Cibc World Markets Corp now owns 1,179,958 shares of the bank’s stock worth $99,600,000 after purchasing an additional 132,620 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 35.67% of the company’s stock.

About BOK Financial

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BOK Financial Corporation operates as the financial holding company for BOKF, NA that provides various financial products and services in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Arizona, and Kansas/Missouri. It operates through three segments: Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, and Wealth Management.

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