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Heritage Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HFWA) Director Mark D. Crawford purchased 1,500 shares of Heritage Financial Corp. stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 28th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $15.76 per share, with a total value of $23,640.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 7,216 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $113,724. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Heritage Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HFWA) traded down 1.32% on Friday, hitting $15.75. 101,091 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Heritage Financial Corp. has a 1-year low of $13.57 and a 1-year high of $18.64. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.0 and its 200-day moving average is $16.93. The company has a market cap of $252.5 million and a P/E ratio of 27.56. Heritage Financial Corp. also was the recipient of a large decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,005,404 shares, a decline of 48.7% from the April 30th total of 1,960,256 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 78,726 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 12.8 days. Currently, 6.8% of the company’s shares are sold short.

Heritage Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HFWA) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, April 29th. The company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. Analysts expect that Heritage Financial Corp. will post $0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Heritage Financial Corporation is a bank holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of planning, directing, and coordinating the business activities of its wholly owned subsidiaries: Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank (NASDAQ:HFWA).

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