Zacks: Bank Mutual Co. (BKMU) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Bank Mutual Co. (NASDAQ:BKMU) have earned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the four analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned Bank Mutual an industry rank of NA Current Quarter EPS Est: NA About Brokerage Recommendations Research Earnings Estimates for BKMU Zacks provides the average brokerage recommendation (ABR) for thousands out of stocks for most out of the leading investment web sties. The ABR is the calculated average out of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc) made by the brokerage firms for a given stock. ABR vs Zacks Rank Premium Research for BKMU Zacks Rank NA Zacks Industry Rank Top 1%( out out of 265) Zacks Sector Rank Top 19% (3 out out of 16) Style Scores NA Value | NA Growth | NA Momentum | NA VGM Earnings ESP 0.00% Research Report for BKMU Snapshot This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below. Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return 1 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research firms recently issued reports on BKMU. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bank Mutual from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. BidaskClub cut shares of Bank Mutual from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Bank Mutual in a report on Thursday, October 19th.

In other Bank Mutual news, VP Christopher L. Mayne sold 16,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $10.79, for a total transaction of $178,035.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 74,500 shares in the company, valued at $803,855. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 10.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BKMU. Context BH Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Bank Mutual during the third quarter valued at $115,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Bank Mutual during the third quarter valued at $115,000. Susquehanna International Group LLP bought a new stake in Bank Mutual during the second quarter valued at $127,000. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in Bank Mutual during the third quarter valued at $149,000. Finally, Citadel Advisors LLC increased its stake in Bank Mutual by 9.0% during the second quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 17,290 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $158,000 after purchasing an additional 1,421 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 54.81% of the company’s stock.

Bank Mutual (BKMU) remained flat at $$10.40 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $477.76, a P/E ratio of 35.86, a P/E/G ratio of 4.08 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.06. Bank Mutual has a 12-month low of $8.60 and a 12-month high of $11.30.

Bank Mutual (NASDAQ:BKMU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $25.39 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.10 million. Bank Mutual had a net margin of 12.07% and a return on equity of 6.59%. equities research analysts anticipate that Bank Mutual will post 0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Bank Mutual Company Profile

Bank Mutual Corporation is a savings and loan holding company. The Company owns Bank Mutual (the Bank), a federally-chartered savings bank. The Bank is engaged in the business of community banking, which includes attracting deposits from and making loans to the general public and private businesses, as well as governmental and non-profit entities.

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