Short Interest in Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCF) Increases By 196.4%

Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCFGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant increase in short interest during the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 8,300 shares, an increase of 196.4% from the March 31st total of 2,800 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 7,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.1 days. Currently, 0.4% of the shares of the company are short sold.

NASDAQ:EMCF opened at $35.23 on Thursday. Emclaire Financial has a one year low of $25.23 and a one year high of $38.50. The company has a market cap of $96.35 million, a P/E ratio of 9.71 and a beta of 0.49. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $32.44 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $29.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.85.

Emclaire Financial (NASDAQ:EMCFGet Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, January 28th. The bank reported $0.94 EPS for the quarter. Emclaire Financial had a net margin of 24.46% and a return on equity of 11.23%. The business had revenue of $9.06 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 18th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 1st were paid a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, February 28th. This is an increase from Emclaire Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.52%. Emclaire Financial’s dividend payout ratio is 34.16%.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Emclaire Financial stock. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Emclaire Financial Corp (NASDAQ:EMCFGet Rating) by 38.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 6,714 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,859 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned approximately 0.25% of Emclaire Financial worth $179,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 10.84% of the company’s stock.

About Emclaire Financial (Get Rating)

Emclaire Financial Corp operates as the bank holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Emlenton that provides retail and commercial financial products and services to individuals and businesses in western Pennsylvania. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, and term certificate accounts; savings and time deposits; non-interest bearing and interest-bearing demand deposit accounts; and money market accounts.

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