First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. (BSF) Shares Bought by BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF) by 1.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,038,687 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,220 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc.’s holdings in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas were worth $10,625,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. GABELLI & Co INVESTMENT ADVISERS INC. bought a new position in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas in the 4th quarter worth approximately $1,038,000. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its holdings in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 42.8% in the 4th quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 304,317 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,113,000 after buying an additional 91,234 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its holdings in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 6.4% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 96,142 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $987,000 after buying an additional 5,742 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC boosted its holdings in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 425.9% in the 4th quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 136,626 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,398,000 after buying an additional 110,648 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 57.7% in the 3rd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 48,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $502,000 after buying an additional 17,900 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 13.15% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NASDAQ:BSF opened at $10.32 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53. First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. has a one year low of $8.66 and a one year high of $10.37. The firm has a market capitalization of $390.22, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.88 and a beta of 1.13.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd.

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First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Profile

Bear State Financial, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Bear State Bank, N.A that provides various financial products to individuals and business customers. The company offers a range of retail and business deposit accounts, including noninterest and interest bearing checking, savings and money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas (NASDAQ:BSF)

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