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$0.64 EPS Expected for WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS)

The institutional investor held 29,830 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.45 million, up from 23,380 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market cap of $1.40 billion, a PE ratio of 21.60 and a beta of 1.22. The stock increased 1.84% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $52.72. About 19,642 shares traded. WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) has risen 27.14% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.44% the S&P500. Lenox Wealth Advisors, a New York-based fund reported 65 shares. The company has market cap of $4.05 billion.

In related news, EVP Paul D. Geraghty sold 1,150 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 30th. About 82,885 shares traded or 1.72% up from the average. AngloGold Ashanti Limited (NYSE:AU) has declined 18.89% since January 10, 2017 and is downtrending.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 6 selling transactions for $5.32 million activity. Clark Stephen P had sold 9,243 shares worth $403,827 on Tuesday, September 5. The Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc holds 32,647 shares with $1.42M value, up from 4,924 last quarter.

Investors sentiment is 0.85 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. Nationwide Fund Advsr invested in 45,917 shares. Motco reported 1.06% of its portfolio in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Integral Derivatives Limited invested in 9,739 shares. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its position in shares of WSFS Financial by 10.7% during the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 3,965 shares of the company's stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 483 shares during the period. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 7,520 shares of the bank's stock valued at $341,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the period. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt invested 0.57% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Swiss Retail Bank holds 0% or 52,300 shares in its portfolio. United Kingdom-based Ahl Prns Limited Liability Partnership has invested 0.05% in Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM). Stifel Finance holds 0.02% or 94,282 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of WSFS Financial Corporation during the third quarter valued at approximately $200,000. Therefore 38% are positive. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 22 by M Partners. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. On Monday, December 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy". As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets.

Analysts await WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) to report earnings on January, 25. Therefore 33% are positive. WSFS Financial had 7 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of WSFS Financial in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold". On Tuesday, October 24 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, October 25 with "Buy". On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was maintained by Boenning & Scattergood with "Buy".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q3 2017.

Analysts have set a 1 year consensus target price of $43.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.56 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. It turned negative, as 14 investors sold WSFS Financial Corporation shares while 47 reduced holdings.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Massachusetts-based Congress Asset Mgmt Commerce Ma has invested 0.03% in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). The stock of WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) earned "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. Us Bank & Trust De reported 0% of its portfolio in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS). Anglogold Ashanti Limited had 12 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. 595,304 are held by State Street Corporation. Moreover, Rothschild Asset Inc has 0.16% invested in WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) for 292,310 shares. Amp Capital Invsts invested in 3,718 shares or 0.06% of the stock. Eagle Asset Mngmt Incorporated stated it has 208,565 shares. 443 were reported by Mufg Americas Hldgs. Yorktown Mngmt Rech invested 0.13% of its portfolio in E*TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ETFC). Fmr Ltd Liability stated it has 1.32 million shares. Magnetar Financial Llc invested in 0% or 71 shares. Axa reported 0% stake.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.13 million activity. Another trade for 7,161 shares valued at $321,242 was made by MAZARAKIS S JAMES on Friday, September 1.

WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. They expect $0.64 EPS, up 14.29% or $0.08 from last year's $0.56 per share. WSFS's profit will be $20.09 million for 18.80 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. Analysts forecast that WSFS Financial Corporation will post $2.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.



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