$0.21 EPS Expected for Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (EBSB)

October 1, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

 $0.21 EPS Expected for Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (EBSB)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.22, from 1.49 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 8 investors sold Meridian Bancorp, Inc. shares while 36 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 37 raised stakes. 34.14 million shares or 1.16% less from 34.54 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Moreover, Ameriprise Financial has 0% invested in Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) for 18,292 shares. Spark Inv Ltd Company invested in 0.02% or 19,200 shares. Northern Tru has 618,586 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Communication New York invested in 33,869 shares. Cortina Asset Lc owns 440,688 shares or 0.32% of their US portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of New York Mellon stated it has 272,802 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citigroup holds 0% or 121 shares. Stieven Cap Advsr Limited Partnership accumulated 1.16% or 366,724 shares. Art Lc reported 11,700 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Vanguard Gp Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB). Manufacturers Life Ins The invested in 0% or 37,790 shares. Price T Rowe Md owns 5.36M shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Hennessy Advsr stated it has 0.2% of its portfolio in Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB). Hbk Invs Lp holds 21,400 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Tfs Ltd Llc owns 28,235 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio.

Analysts expect Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) to report $0.21 EPS on October, 24.They anticipate $0.03 EPS change or 16.67 % from last quarter’s $0.18 EPS. EBSB’s profit would be $11.49M giving it 22.20 P/E if the $0.21 EPS is correct. After having $0.22 EPS previously, Meridian Bancorp, Inc.’s analysts see -4.55 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.84% or $0.35 on September 29, reaching $18.65. About 259,276 shares traded or 53.91% up from the average. Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) has risen 12.94% since October 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.76% the S&P500.

Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) Ratings Coverage

Among 4 analysts covering Meridian Interstate Bancorp (NASDAQ:EBSB), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Meridian Interstate Bancorp had 6 analyst reports since September 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Hold” rating and $19.0 target in Thursday, August 31 report. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Hovde Group on Wednesday, September 30. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, June 26 by Compass Point. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Compass Point on Friday, November 18. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 25 by Piper Jaffray.

More important recent Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Meetinghouse Bancorp, Inc. Receives Shareholder Approval for Merger with …” on September 20, 2017, also Nasdaq.com published article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Hudson Pacific Properties, Meridian Bancorp and Broadcom”, Nasdaq.com published: “Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (EBSB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 18, 2017” on September 15, 2017. More interesting news about Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB) was released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “Meridian Bancorp, Inc. Announces 33% Increase in Quarterly Dividend” with publication date: March 02, 2017.

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