Short Interest in Pathfinder Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PBHC) Decreases By 32.1%

Pathfinder Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PBHC) was the recipient of a significant decrease in short interest during the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totalling 3,800 shares, a decrease of 32.1% from the May 30th total of 5,600 shares. Approximately 0.1% of the company’s shares are sold short. Based on an average trading volume of 2,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.5 days.

Shares of NASDAQ:PBHC traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $14.05. 4,551 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,625. The stock has a market cap of $67.13 million, a PE ratio of 17.23 and a beta of -0.45. The stock’s 50 day simple moving average is $15.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 0.82 and a quick ratio of 0.82. Pathfinder Bancorp has a one year low of $12.86 and a one year high of $16.25.

Pathfinder Bancorp (NASDAQ:PBHC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, April 26th. The savings and loans company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $7.53 million during the quarter. Pathfinder Bancorp had a net margin of 8.79% and a return on equity of 5.50%.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 18th.

In other news, COO James A. Dowd acquired 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 13th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.35 per share, with a total value of $57,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Chris R. Burritt acquired 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 8th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $14.25 per share, with a total value of $142,500.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have bought 66,909 shares of company stock valued at $966,197. Insiders own 19.95% of the company’s stock.

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in Pathfinder Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new stake in Pathfinder Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PBHC) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 14,477 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock, valued at approximately $205,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.33% of Pathfinder Bancorp at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 18.67% of the company’s stock.

About Pathfinder Bancorp

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc operates as a holding company for Pathfinder Bank that provides various banking and financial products and services primarily in Oswego and Onondaga counties, New York. The company accepts various deposits, including checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit, and demand and time deposits.

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