Bankwell Finl Group (BWFG) Holder Seidman Lawrence B Lowered Its Holding as Stock Value Rose; Amtrust Financial Services (AFSI) Shareholder S&T Bank Has Cut Holding as Shares Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

S&T Bank decreased its stake in Amtrust Financial Services (AFSI) by 7.75% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. S&T Bank sold 35,251 shares as the company’s stock declined 55.63% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 419,308 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.64M, down from 454,559 at the end of the previous reported quarter. S&T Bank who had been investing in Amtrust Financial Services for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.55B market cap company. The stock increased 3.67% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $13.01. About 3.40 million shares traded or 98.98% up from the average. AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) has declined 53.49% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 70.19% the S&P500.

Seidman Lawrence B decreased its stake in Bankwell Finl Group Inc (BWFG) by 32.68% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Seidman Lawrence B sold 60,189 shares as the company’s stock rose 5.42% with the market. The institutional investor held 123,981 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.58M, down from 184,170 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Seidman Lawrence B who had been investing in Bankwell Finl Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $269.07M market cap company. The stock increased 0.20% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $35.36. About 23,213 shares traded or 64.47% up from the average. Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG) has risen 54.83% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.13% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.9 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.98, from 1.92 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 2 investors sold BWFG shares while 8 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 23 raised stakes. 3.57 million shares or 2.56% more from 3.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 276,449 are owned by Blackrock Inc. 5,900 are held by State Common Retirement Fund. Bridgeway Mngmt Inc reported 35,337 shares stake. American Interest Group Inc owns 4,024 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Manufacturers Life The has 5,454 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Perritt Cap Mgmt reported 125,900 shares stake. Invesco reported 14,859 shares. Macquarie Limited reported 0% stake. Moreover, Geode Cap Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG). Royal Bank Of Canada, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 440 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsr LP invested 0% of its portfolio in Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BWFG). 126,572 were reported by Rmb Cap Ltd Liability Company. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 6,038 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Strs Ohio invested in 0% or 1,800 shares. State Street holds 0% or 83,665 shares in its portfolio.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $955,432 activity. 2,250 shares were sold by Lampert Todd, worth $76,344 on Thursday, September 21. Dineen David P sold 1,218 shares worth $43,568. Drexler Blake S sold $129,966 worth of stock.

Seidman Lawrence B, which manages about $141.61 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hv Bancorp Inc by 43,885 shares to 175,090 shares, valued at $2.81 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.68 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.07, from 0.75 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 31 investors sold AFSI shares while 56 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 32 raised stakes. 65.41 million shares or 8.26% less from 71.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Horizon Kinetics Ltd Liability Com invested in 35,595 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Intact Investment Mngmt accumulated 0.05% or 90,600 shares. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 153,910 shares. Brinker Cap, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 13,475 shares. Clearbridge Invests Limited Com invested 0% of its portfolio in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). Vanguard Group reported 9.84 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Bancorp Of Montreal Can reported 11,229 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Panagora Asset Management stated it has 456,253 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reported 10,016 shares stake. Corsair Capital Management LP owns 100,055 shares for 1.11% of their portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 0.01% or 313,600 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Com invested 0% in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0% of its portfolio in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI). 7,955 are owned by Pnc Finance Services Gru. Elk Creek Llc holds 0.19% in AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFSI) or 221,263 shares.

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