Do Institutional Investors Love Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF)?

December 7, 2017 - By Migdalia James

 Do Institutional Investors Love Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF)?

Sentiment for Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF)

Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF) institutional sentiment increased to 3.11 in Q2 2017. Its up 1.51, from 1.6 in 2017Q1. The ratio is more positive, as 28 funds started new or increased stock positions, while 9 trimmed and sold holdings in Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc. The funds in our partner’s database now have: 8.63 million shares, up from 3.83 million shares in 2017Q1. Also, the number of funds holding Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc in their top 10 stock positions was flat from 1 to 1 for the same number . Sold All: 4 Reduced: 5 Increased: 10 New Position: 18.

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Malvern Federal Savings Bank that provides various banking services and products to consumer and business clients in Pennsylvania. The company has market cap of $174.52 million. The firm offers checking accounts, retirement accounts, money market accounts, time and savings accounts, interest and non-interest bearing accounts, NOW accounts, and CDARS/ICS reciprocal deposits; and debit and credit card, wire transfer, automated teller, Internet banking, ACH origination, safe deposit box, telephone banking, and mobile banking services. It has a 30.11 P/E ratio. It also provides residential mortgage loans, such as one class and one-to four-family first lien residential mortgage loans; residential and commercial construction loans, and land loans; commercial loans, including commercial real estate loans, multi-family real estate loans, industrial loans, and commercial business loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, second mortgage loans, and unsecured consumer lines of credit.

The stock decreased 0.18% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $27.1. About 2,708 shares traded. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has risen 38.19% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.49% the S&P500.

Seidman Lawrence B holds 6.69% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. for 454,761 shares. Clover Partners L.P. owns 463,191 shares or 3.79% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Fj Capital Management Llc has 1.96% invested in the company for 648,600 shares. The Virginia-based Ejf Capital Llc has invested 1.3% in the stock. Minerva Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 97,789 shares.#img1#

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Malvern Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Malvern Bancorp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17 while the high is $28.5. The stock’s average target of $23.17 is -14.50% below today’s ($27.1) share price. MLVF was included in 4 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $28.5 target in Tuesday, October 3 report.

More recent Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Malvern Bancorp, Inc. Announces Private Placement of $25 Million of …” on February 08, 2017. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Malvern Announces Opening of Representative Office in Palm Beach, Florida” on May 01, 2017. Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Malvern Bancorp, Inc., Announces Hire for New General Counsel and Senior …” with publication date: September 27, 2017 was also an interesting one.

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