Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (ESQ) Forms $24.45 Double Top; Southern First Bancshares (SFST) Has 1.65 Sentiment

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Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (ESQ) formed double top with $25.67 target or 5.00% above today’s $24.45 share price. Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (ESQ) has $182.05 million valuation. The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.03 during the last trading session, reaching $24.45. About 11,220 shares traded. Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESQ) has 0.00% since April 16, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

Southern First Bancshares Inc (SFST) investors sentiment decreased to 1.65 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.23, from 1.88 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 33 active investment managers opened new and increased equity positions, while 20 sold and decreased holdings in Southern First Bancshares Inc. The active investment managers in our database now hold: 4.88 million shares, down from 4.90 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Southern First Bancshares Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 4 Reduced: 16 Increased: 25 New Position: 8.

Southern First Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Southern First Bank that provides various banking services and products to general public in South Carolina. The company has market cap of $335.50 million. It accepts various deposit products that include checking accounts, commercial checking accounts, savings accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 25.82 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; construction real estate loans; commercial business loans for various lines of businesses, such as the manufacturing, service industry, and professional service areas; consumer real estate and home equity loans; and other consumer loans, including secured and unsecured installment loans and revolving lines of credit.

It closed at $45.45 lastly. It is up 37.12% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.57% the S&P500.

Castine Capital Management Llc holds 2.66% of its portfolio in Southern First Bancshares, Inc. for 189,849 shares. Elizabeth Park Capital Advisors Ltd. owns 155,678 shares or 2.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp has 1.25% invested in the company for 318,874 shares. The Illinois-based Banc Funds Co Llc has invested 1.17% in the stock. Ejf Capital Llc, a Virginia-based fund reported 250,000 shares.

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