Maltese Capital Management Cut By $2.13 Million Its Washingtonfirst Bankshares I (WFBI) Stake; Educational Development (EDUC) Shorts Down By 4.77%

December 8, 2017 - By Migdalia James

Maltese Capital Management Llc decreased Washingtonfirst Bankshares I (WFBI) stake by 37.29% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Maltese Capital Management Llc sold 62,615 shares as Washingtonfirst Bankshares I (WFBI)’s stock rose 18.81%. The Maltese Capital Management Llc holds 105,285 shares with $3.64M value, down from 167,900 last quarter. Washingtonfirst Bankshares I now has $448.43M valuation. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $34.22. About 14,704 shares traded. WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) has risen 61.27% since December 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.57% the S&P500.

Educational Development (NASDAQ:EDUC) had a decrease of 4.77% in short interest. EDUC’s SI was 135,700 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 4.77% from 142,500 shares previously. With 15,200 avg volume, 9 days are for Educational Development (NASDAQ:EDUC)’s short sellers to cover EDUC’s short positions. The SI to Educational Development’s float is 4.33%. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.0777 during the last trading session, reaching $13.8777. About 1,858 shares traded. Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC) has declined 40.34% since December 8, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.04% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.05 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.84, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 7 investors sold WFBI shares while 13 reduced holdings. 13 funds opened positions while 28 raised stakes. 6.46 million shares or 0.75% less from 6.51 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Magnetar Financial Limited Co stated it has 0.11% of its portfolio in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Bank Of Mellon Corporation holds 0% in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) or 67,467 shares. 45,461 were reported by Evermay Wealth. Tiaa Cref Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0% or 30,273 shares. Hightower Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Vanguard Grp holds 0% of its portfolio in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) for 372,580 shares. Omers Administration stated it has 45,000 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Penn Capital Mgmt accumulated 92,474 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership holds 59,199 shares. The Nebraska-based Ameritas Ptnrs has invested 0% in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Ny State Common Retirement Fund stated it has 12,150 shares. Prelude Capital Mngmt Ltd owns 380 shares. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc owns 7,420 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Millennium Management Ltd Co has invested 0.01% in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI). Price T Rowe Associate Inc Md has invested 0.01% in WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI).

Among 2 analysts covering WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had 4 analyst reports since December 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, October 24. Raymond James initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, December 14 report. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 24. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) on Friday, July 28 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFBI) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.44 earnings per share, up 22.22% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.36 per share. WFBI’s profit will be $5.77 million for 19.44 P/E if the $0.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.32% EPS growth.

Maltese Capital Management Llc increased East West Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EWBC) stake by 18,800 shares to 83,800 valued at $4.91 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Lennar Corp stake by 77,292 shares and now owns 330,500 shares. Codorus Vy Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:CVLY) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.43 in Q2 2017. Its down 1.57, from 2 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 3 investors sold Educational Development Corporation shares while 4 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 272,441 shares or 23.70% less from 357,067 shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Wells Fargo Communications Mn has invested 0% in Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC). 36,383 are owned by Vanguard Group Incorporated. Creative Planning accumulated 66 shares. The New York-based Blackrock has invested 0% in Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC). Bridgeway Mgmt Incorporated owns 61,400 shares. Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 21,194 shares or 0% of the stock. Northern Trust invested 0% in Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC). Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 204 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank, a Ohio-based fund reported 337 shares. Tower Research Lc (Trc) has 0% invested in Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC) for 200 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC) for 93,234 shares. California-based First Wilshire Secs Management has invested 0.12% in Educational Development Corporation (NASDAQ:EDUC).

Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company, operates as a trade co-publisher of the line of educational childrenÂ’s books in the United States. The company has market cap of $56.76 million. The firm offers various books, including Touchy-Feely board books, activity and flashcards, adventure and search books, art books, sticker books, and foreign language books, as well as science and math titles, and chapter books and novels. It has a 13.61 P/E ratio. It operates through two divisions, Home Business and Publishing.

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