BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) major shareholder Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 31,593 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.01, for a total value of $2,622,534.93. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 5,598,200 shares in the company, valued at $464,706,582. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Large shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, November 29th, Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 48,111 shares of BancFirst Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.97, for a total value of $3,943,658.67.
  • On Tuesday, November 22nd, Banking Ltd Ptnrshp R sold 26,400 shares of BancFirst Corp. stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.00, for a total value of $2,191,200.00.

BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) opened at 81.75 on Wednesday. BancFirst Corp. has a one year low of $51.14 and a one year high of $85.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.15 and a beta of 0.64. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $75.49 and a 200-day moving average price of $67.79.

BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The company reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.01. BancFirst Corp. had a return on equity of 10.08% and a net margin of 21.02%. On average, analysts predict that BancFirst Corp. will post $4.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF)

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 30th will be given a dividend of $0.38 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. This represents a $1.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. BancFirst Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 35.60%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in BANF. Creative Planning raised its position in BancFirst Corp. by 0.7% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,641 shares of the company’s stock valued at $280,000 after buying an additional 33 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its position in BancFirst Corp. by 4.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 1,868 shares of the company’s stock valued at $135,000 after buying an additional 76 shares in the last quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC raised its position in BancFirst Corp. by 0.6% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 15,472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $933,000 after buying an additional 95 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Group LTD raised its position in BancFirst Corp. by 6.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Group LTD now owns 3,171 shares of the company’s stock valued at $230,000 after buying an additional 189 shares in the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in BancFirst Corp. by 1.2% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 16,621 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,205,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 30.70% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered BancFirst Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 26th.

BancFirst Corp. Company Profile

BancFirst Corporation is a financial holding company. The Company conducts its operating activities through its principal subsidiary, BancFirst (the Bank), a state-chartered bank. It has four business units, which include metropolitan banks, community banks, other financial services, and executive, operations and support.

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