Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) Institutional Investor Positioning

Sentiment for Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA)

Heritage Financial Corp (NASDAQ:HFWA) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.37 in 2018 Q4. Its down -0.03, from 1.4 in 2018Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 70 investment managers opened new or increased equity positions, while 51 sold and reduced stakes in Heritage Financial Corp. The investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 30.17 million shares, down from 30.58 million shares in 2018Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Heritage Financial Corp in their top 10 equity positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 13 Reduced: 38 Increased: 49 New Position: 21.

Heritage Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Heritage Bank that provides various financial services to small businesses and general public in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.15 billion. The firm accepts various deposit products, such as noninterest demand accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 21.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s loan portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, owner-occupied and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans, one-to-four family residential loans, real estate construction and land development loans, consumer loans, business lines of credit, term equipment financing, and term real estate loans, as well as commercial loans real estate related industries and businesses in agricultural, healthcare, legal, and other professions.

The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $31.36. About 192,394 shares traded or 61.95% up from the average. Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) has risen 11.19% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.82% the S&P500.

Analysts await Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 19.51 % or $0.08 from last year’s $0.41 per share. HFWA’s profit will be $18.03 million for 16.00 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by Heritage Financial Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.26 % EPS growth.

Forest Hill Capital Llc holds 3.1% of its portfolio in Heritage Financial Corporation for 329,625 shares. Stieven Capital Advisors L.P. owns 428,271 shares or 2.46% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc has 1.82% invested in the company for 412,041 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Alphaone Investment Services Llc has invested 1.42% in the stock. Cardinal Capital Management Llc Ct, a Connecticut-based fund reported 989,174 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $644,133 activity.

More important recent Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (BHLB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 13, 2019 – Nasdaq” on February 12, 2019, also Gurufocus.com published article titled: “Mar 01, 2019 – Heritage Financial Corp (HFWA) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2018 – GuruFocus.com”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Heritage Financial to acquire Premier Commercial Bancorp – Seeking Alpha” on March 09, 2018. More interesting news about Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) was released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 11, 2019 – Nasdaq” with publication date: February 08, 2019.

Heritage Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HFWA) Institutional Positions Chart

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