C&F Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CFFI) Short Interest Update

C&F Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CFFI) was the target of a large growth in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 15,100 shares, a growth of 48.0% from the May 30th total of 10,200 shares. Approximately 0.5% of the shares of the stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 4,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in C&F Financial by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 38,927 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,071,000 after acquiring an additional 346 shares during the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC increased its stake in C&F Financial by 10.4% in the 1st quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 4,868 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $246,000 after acquiring an additional 459 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in C&F Financial by 594.1% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 701 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $35,000 after acquiring an additional 600 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its stake in C&F Financial by 4.6% in the 4th quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 18,697 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $995,000 after acquiring an additional 814 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in C&F Financial by 53.4% in the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,556 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $136,000 after acquiring an additional 890 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 34.91% of the company’s stock.

CFFI traded down $0.22 during trading on Friday, reaching $53.82. 3,657 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,285. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $50.74. The stock has a market cap of $187.51 million, a P/E ratio of 10.56 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.00. C&F Financial has a 12-month low of $45.77 and a 12-month high of $67.40.

C&F Financial (NASDAQ:CFFI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 23rd. The financial services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $26.75 million for the quarter. C&F Financial had a return on equity of 11.87% and a net margin of 15.02%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 14th were paid a $0.37 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 13th. This represents a $1.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%.

Separately, ValuEngine raised Vistra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 3rd.

About C&F Financial

C&F Financial Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Citizens and Farmers Bank that provides banking services to individuals and businesses. The company's Retail Banking offers various banking services, including checking and savings deposit accounts, as well as business, real estate, development, mortgage, home equity, and installment loans.

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