Esquire Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ESQ) Director Kevin C. Waterhouse Purchases 1,000 Shares

Esquire Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:ESQ) Director Kevin C. Waterhouse acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 19th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $22.85 per share, with a total value of $22,850.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of NASDAQ ESQ traded down $0.45 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $23.30. 867 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,521. The firm has a market capitalization of $173.84 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.97 and a beta of 1.08. Esquire Financial Holdings Inc has a 52 week low of $17.62 and a 52 week high of $26.64. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $24.13 and its 200 day simple moving average is $23.47.

Esquire Financial (NASDAQ:ESQ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $11.67 million for the quarter. Esquire Financial had a return on equity of 12.46% and a net margin of 25.84%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ESQ. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Esquire Financial by 901.6% during the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 1,272 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 1,145 shares during the period. Bank of America Corp DE increased its stake in Esquire Financial by 54.8% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 5,905 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after acquiring an additional 2,090 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in Esquire Financial by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,667 shares of the company’s stock worth $244,000 after acquiring an additional 601 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in Esquire Financial by 7.1% during the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 12,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $325,000 after acquiring an additional 853 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Esquire Financial by 14.6% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 32,037 shares of the company’s stock worth $695,000 after acquiring an additional 4,090 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 44.27% of the company’s stock.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on ESQ shares. TheStreet raised Esquire Financial from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 26th. ValuEngine cut Esquire Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st.

Esquire Financial Company Profile

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking products and services to legal and small business communities, and commercial and retail customers in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit.

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