WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:WFBI) insider Michael J. Rebibo sold 2,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.92, for a total transaction of $90,792.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 175,069 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,113,409.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (WFBI) traded down $0.79 on Wednesday, reaching $34.11. 29,400 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 33,378. The stock has a market capitalization of $437.34, a PE ratio of 22.81 and a beta of 0.11. WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc has a 52 week low of $26.22 and a 52 week high of $37.19. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41. The company had revenue of $23.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $24.98 million. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had a net margin of 19.00% and a return on equity of 18.37%. analysts anticipate that WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 24th. Investors of record on Monday, November 20th were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.82%. WashingtonFirst Bankshares’s payout ratio is 13.91%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in WashingtonFirst Bankshares by 41.2% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 48,531 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $1,359,000 after acquiring an additional 14,156 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its stake in WashingtonFirst Bankshares by 1,194.6% during the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 91,814 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,170,000 after acquiring an additional 84,722 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers purchased a new position in WashingtonFirst Bankshares during the second quarter valued at $356,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its stake in WashingtonFirst Bankshares by 131.4% during the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 12,150 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $420,000 after acquiring an additional 6,899 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC purchased a new position in WashingtonFirst Bankshares during the second quarter valued at $259,000. 55.94% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Separately, BidaskClub raised shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday.

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WashingtonFirst Bankshares Company Profile

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc is a bank holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Bank (the Bank), operates banking offices throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The Company’s segments include Commercial Bank, Mortgage Bank, Wealth Management and Other. In addition, the Company provides wealth management services through its subsidiary, 1st Portfolio, Inc (Wealth Advisors), located in Fairfax, Virginia, and mortgage banking services through the Bank’s subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Mortgage Corporation, which operates in two locations: Fairfax, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland.

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