WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:WFBI) Director James P. Muldoon sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.05, for a total transaction of $17,525.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc (WFBI) traded down $0.79 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $34.11. 29,400 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 33,378. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $437.34, a P/E ratio of 22.81 and a beta of 0.11. WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc has a 12 month low of $26.22 and a 12 month high of $37.19.

WashingtonFirst Bankshares (NASDAQ:WFBI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The bank reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.41. WashingtonFirst Bankshares had a net margin of 19.00% and a return on equity of 18.37%. The company had revenue of $23.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.98 million. research analysts anticipate that WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current year.

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

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares by 41.2% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 48,531 shares of the bank’s stock worth $1,359,000 after acquiring an additional 14,156 shares in the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares by 1,194.6% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 91,814 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,170,000 after acquiring an additional 84,722 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers acquired a new stake in shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares in the second quarter worth $356,000. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares by 131.4% in the second quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 12,150 shares of the bank’s stock worth $420,000 after acquiring an additional 6,899 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virtu KCG Holdings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of WashingtonFirst Bankshares in the second quarter worth $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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About WashingtonFirst Bankshares

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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