Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF): Positive Stock Sentiment

April 23, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Sentiment for Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF)

Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:MLVF) institutional sentiment decreased to 1.29 in Q4 2017. Its down -0.46, from 1.75 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 22 institutional investors increased or started new holdings, while 17 reduced and sold their stock positions in Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc. The institutional investors in our partner’s database now possess: 4.00 million shares, down from 4.35 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Malvern Federal Bancorp Inc in their top 10 holdings was flat from 2 to 2 for the same number . Sold All: 2 Reduced: 15 Increased: 15 New Position: 7.

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 $160.86 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 30.84 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 1.19% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $24.95. About 183 shares traded. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has risen 18.79% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.24% the S&P500.

Seidman Lawrence B holds 9.1% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. for 454,761 shares. Clover Partners L.P. owns 172,215 shares or 4.29% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Fj Capital Management Llc has 2.13% invested in the company for 648,600 shares. The Virginia-based Ejf Capital Llc has invested 1.34% in the stock. Banc Funds Co Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 565,994 shares.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Malvern Federal Bancorp’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Malvern Federal Bancorp, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $26.0 while the high is $30.0. The stock’s average target of $29 is 16.23% above today’s ($24.95) share price. MLVF was included in 5 notes of analysts from December 21, 2017. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 26 by Sandler O’Neill. The company was maintained on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Thursday, December 21. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Wednesday, January 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, February 7.

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) Institutional Positions Chart

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