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Talmer Bancorp (NASDAQ:TLMR) Director Paul E. Hodges III sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.78, for a total value of $689,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 138,557 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,909,315. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Talmer Bancorp (NASDAQ:TLMR) traded up 1.31% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $13.93. The stock had a trading volume of 628,467 shares. Talmer Bancorp has a one year low of $13.00 and a one year high of $15.42. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $13.72 and its 200-day moving average is $13.75. The company has a market cap of $981.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.45.

Talmer Bancorp (NASDAQ:TLMR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.14. Analysts expect that Talmer Bancorp will post $1.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a special dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.01 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 14th.

Separately, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of Talmer Bancorp from $16.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.33.

Talmer Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company owns three subsidiary banks, Talmer Bank and Trust and Talmer West Bank, which are Michigan state chartered banks, and First Place Bank, which is a federal savings association.

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