First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF)’s President and CEO Donald Hileman Unloaded 500 Shares; Cortina Asset Management Has Increased Its Safe Bulkers (SB) Stake

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Cortina Asset Management Llc increased Safe Bulkers Inc (SB) stake by 35.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Cortina Asset Management Llc acquired 501,958 shares as Safe Bulkers Inc (SB)’s stock declined 0.31%. The Cortina Asset Management Llc holds 1.92M shares with $6.19M value, up from 1.42 million last quarter. Safe Bulkers Inc now has $309.69 million valuation. The stock decreased 3.79% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $3.05. About 402,349 shares traded. Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) has risen 69.31% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 57.76% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.20, from 1.35 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 6 investors sold First Defiance Financial Corp. shares while 33 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 35 raised stakes. 6.42 million shares or 0.94% less from 6.48 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Aperio Gru Lc has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). New York-based Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Highbridge Capital Management Limited Liability Co stated it has 4,058 shares or 0% of all its holdings. First Advsrs Ltd Partnership reported 0% stake. State Common Retirement Fund has invested 0% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Earnest Partners Limited Liability reported 500 shares. Renaissance Technologies Ltd Llc invested 0.02% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Sigma Planning, a Michigan-based fund reported 10,616 shares. Wedge Management L Lp Nc reported 0.01% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Corp has invested 0.01% in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Ameriprise Fin reported 23,154 shares. Meeder Asset Management Inc holds 0% or 383 shares. Us Commercial Bank De reported 0% of its portfolio in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). Moreover, Tiaa Cref Invest Management Lc has 0% invested in First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF). First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca accumulated 6,866 shares or 0.01% of the stock.

First Defiance Financial Corp. operates a unitary thrift holding firm that provides communities based financial services in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. The company has market cap of $627.43 million. It offers checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, term certificate accounts, and certificates of deposit; and commercial real estate, commercial, consumer finance, 1-4 family residential real estate, construction, and home equity and improvement loans. It has a 19.14 P/E ratio. The firm also offers trust and wealth management services, as well as online banking services.

Donald Hileman, an insider and also President and CEO of the exchange-traded company First Defiance Financial Corp made sell. He sold 500 shares of the company with the insider sale transaction having a market value of $30,676 US Dollars – based on a market price of $61.4 per share. Donald Hileman now has ownership of 35,398 shares or 0.35% of First Defiance Financial Corp’s market cap.

Among 5 analysts covering First Defiance Financial Corp (NASDAQ:FDEF), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. First Defiance Financial Corp has $6700 highest and $37 lowest target. $50.50’s average target is -18.05% below currents $61.62 stock price. First Defiance Financial Corp had 14 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Sandler O’Neill to “Buy” on Wednesday, July 19. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, July 18 report. The rating was maintained by Sandler O’Neill with “Buy” on Tuesday, April 17. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 5 by Raymond James. The stock of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. As per Wednesday, June 21, the company rating was initiated by Sandler O’Neill. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Monday, August 29 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of FDEF in report on Wednesday, December 6 with “Hold” rating. The stock of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, June 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $61.62. About 11,512 shares traded. First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) has risen 18.89% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.34% the S&P500.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 2 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $73,800 activity. $49,445 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) was sold by Reisner John R.. Robison Mark Andrew also bought $59,655 worth of First Defiance Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:FDEF) on Thursday, February 1. The insider ALLEN GREGORY R sold $124,036. Another trade for 350 shares valued at $19,782 was sold by Hubbard Jean A.

Among 8 analysts covering Safe Bulkers (NYSE:SB), 2 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Safe Bulkers had 28 analyst reports since October 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $3.5 target in Tuesday, April 17 report. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Tuesday, December 15 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, October 20. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $5.0 target in Friday, November 17 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $2.5000 target in Monday, July 3 report. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 20. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, October 16 by Jefferies. Credit Suisse downgraded Safe Bulkers, Inc. (NYSE:SB) on Friday, July 29 to “Underperform” rating. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was upgraded by DNB Markets. The stock has “Sell” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, November 2.

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