10,000 Shares in First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. (BSF) Purchased by Ancora Advisors LLC

Ancora Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSF) in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 10,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $102,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in BSF. Deutsche Bank AG lifted its position in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 70.8% in the fourth quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 133,898 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,369,000 after buying an additional 55,481 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 19.9% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 280,374 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,868,000 after buying an additional 46,500 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,038,687 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $10,625,000 after buying an additional 15,220 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its position in shares of First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas by 28.0% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 29,395 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $301,000 after buying an additional 6,439 shares during the last quarter. 13.15% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

Separately, BidaskClub cut First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th.

First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Company 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.

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

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