Larry Swets Purchased $2090 Worth of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (KFS) Shares; Malvern Bancorp (MLVF) Shorts Up By 2.14%

Malvern Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:MLVF) had an increase of 2.14% in short interest. MLVF’s SI was 128,900 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 2.14% from 126,200 shares previously. With 5,500 avg volume, 23 days are for Malvern Bancorp Incorporated (NASDAQ:MLVF)’s short sellers to cover MLVF’s short positions. The SI to Malvern Bancorp Incorporated’s float is 3.67%. The stock increased 0.21% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $23.95. About 4,286 shares traded. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) has risen 38.19% since January 31, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.49% the S&P500.

Director, Larry Swets is the Kingsway Financial Services Inc’s insider which bought shares of Kingsway Financial Services Inc, 366 to be exact. The acquired shares were based on a market stock price per share of $5.7, with the insider transaction valued at $2,090 US Dollars. It seems he is very active lately as in the last month, he quietly bought additional 798 shares of the company, worth $4,160 USD. The chance of this deal staying unnoticed is super low as it’s new, with Larry Swets now having in hand 2.09 million shares – that is 9.03% of the Company’s market cap.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.75 in Q3 2017. Its down 1.36, from 3.11 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 2 investors sold Malvern Bancorp, Inc. shares while 10 reduced holdings. 6 funds opened positions while 15 raised stakes. 4.35 million shares or 49.65% less from 8.63 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 568,994 are owned by Banc Funds Limited Liability Company. State Street Corporation holds 87,010 shares. Schwab Charles Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Wellington Mngmt Gru Ltd Liability Partnership owns 105,927 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Royal National Bank & Trust Of Canada holds 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) or 461 shares. Clarivest Asset Mngmt Lc has 0% invested in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) for 5,995 shares. Seidman Lawrence B has 8.59% invested in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Manufacturers Life Ins The holds 0% or 6,312 shares. Tower Rech Capital Ltd Com (Trc) stated it has 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Moreover, Minerva Ltd Company has 1.03% invested in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Ameritas Inv Prtnrs Inc has invested 0% in Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF). Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corp owns 16,915 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers holds 0.29% or 259,003 shares in its portfolio. Emerald Advisers Incorporated Pa reported 37,262 shares stake. Vanguard Grp Inc reported 176,317 shares.

Among 3 analysts covering Malvern Bancorp (NASDAQ:MLVF), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Malvern Bancorp has $28.5 highest and $17 lowest target. $24.33’s average target is 1.59% above currents $23.95 stock price. Malvern Bancorp had 6 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) earned “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill on Wednesday, January 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding firm for Malvern Federal Savings Bank that provides various banking services and products to consumer and business clients in Pennsylvania. The company has market cap of $154.32 million. The firm offers checking accounts, retirement accounts, money market accounts, time and savings accounts, interest and non-interest bearing accounts, NOW accounts, and CDARS/ICS reciprocal deposits; and debit and credit card, wire transfer, automated teller, Internet banking, ACH origination, safe deposit box, telephone banking, and mobile banking services. It has a 26.61 P/E ratio. It also provides residential mortgage loans, such as one class and one-to four-family first lien residential mortgage loans; residential and commercial construction loans, and land loans; commercial loans, including commercial real estate loans, multi-family real estate loans, industrial loans, and commercial business loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity lines of credit, second mortgage loans, and unsecured consumer lines of credit.

Since December 12, 2017, it had 13 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $127,461 activity. The insider SWETS LARRY G JR bought 408 shares worth $2,087. On Friday, December 15 STILWELL JOSEPH bought $12,750 worth of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) or 2,500 shares. 314 shares were bought by Fitzgerald John Taylor Maloney, worth $1,661 on Friday, January 12. $1,492 worth of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) was bought by Hickey William August Jr. Kavanagh Terence Michael bought $151,500 worth of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) on Tuesday, December 12. Schaevitz Gary had bought 7,900 shares worth $39,184. BAQAR HASSAN bought $1,003 worth of Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.53, from 0.8 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 0 investors sold Kingsway Financial Services Inc. shares while 3 reduced holdings. 1 funds opened positions while 3 raised stakes. 696,960 shares or 4.43% more from 667,396 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Css Lc Il has 37,651 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Gluskin Sheff Assocs owns 200,000 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Bradley Foster & Sargent Ct reported 0.02% in Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS). Zeke Cap Advsrs Ltd Com owns 0.03% invested in Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) for 38,500 shares. Toronto Dominion Savings Bank has 205 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can, a Ontario – Canada-based fund reported 250 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada holds 1,138 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Raymond James Fincl Advsrs invested 0% in Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS). Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0% or 300 shares. Morgan Stanley invested in 600 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag, Germany-based fund reported 28,078 shares. Renaissance Technologies Limited Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS) for 269,800 shares. Stifel Fincl Corporation has invested 0% in Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (NYSE:KFS).