EJF Capital Picked Up Citizens Community Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CZWI) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Citizens Community Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CZWI) reported that EJF Capital has picked up 311,894 of common stock as of 2017-02-16.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by EJF Capital to a total of 311,894 representing a 5.9% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Citizens Community Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company of Citizens Community Federal N.A. (the Bank). The Company is engaged in consumer, commercial and agricultural banking activities through the Bank. Through all of its branch locations in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, the Bank provides a range of commercial and consumer banking products and services to customers, including online and mobile banking options. It offers a range of loan products, including commercial loans, agricultural loans, residential mortgages, home equity lines-of-credit, commercial and industrial (C&I) loans and consumer loans. The Company’s investment portfolio consists of securities available for sale and securities held to maturity. Its primary sources of funds are deposits; amortization, prepayments and maturities of outstanding loans; other short-term investments, and funds provided from operations.

A glance at Citizens Community Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CZWI)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 65.68 million based on 5.27 million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $12.57 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2016-11-10, Bianchi picked up 1,800 at a purchase price of $11.11. This brings their total holding to 9,500 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Westrate unload 3,741 shares at a sale price of $10.73. This brings their total holding to 93,769.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Citizens Community Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:CZWI) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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