Short-term interest on Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc. (OTCMKTS:CPKF) rises 300.0%


Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc. (OTCMKTS: CPKF – Get Rating) saw a sharp increase in short-term interest in May. As of May 31, there was short interest totaling 400 shares, an increase of 300.0% from the May 15 total of 100 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume of 1,000 shares, the day-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days.

CPKF shares were flat at $27.95 during Friday trading hours. 4 shares of the stock have traded, compared to its average volume of 296. The stock has a market capitalization of $131.92 million, a price-earnings ratio of 9.57 and a beta of 0.72 . Chesapeake Financial Shares has a one-year low of $25.70 and a one-year high of $31.00. The company has a debt ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.59. The company’s fifty-day simple moving average is $28.39 and its 200-day simple moving average is $29.27.

Chesapeake Financial Shares (OTCMKTS:CPKF – Get Rating) last reported quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 19. The bank reported EPS of $0.90 for the quarter. The company had revenue of $15.49 million in the quarter. Chesapeake Financial Shares had a net margin of 22.15% and a return on equity of 11.57%. On average, analysts expect Chesapeake Financial Shares to post 2.9 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 15. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 1 will receive a dividend of $0.14. This represents a return of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 31. The Chesapeake Financial Shares payout ratio is currently 19.18%.

Chesapeake Financial Shares Company Profile (Get a rating)

Chesapeake Financial Shares, Inc operates as a bank holding company for Chesapeake Bank which provides various banking products and services in Virginia. The company accepts checking, savings and money market accounts with and without interest, as well as certificates of deposit. It also offers mortgages, single-family and residential housing construction loans, and consumer loans; and commercial lending, including owner-occupied commercial development, retail, builders/contractors, medical, service and professional loans, hospitality, non-profit organizations, marine industry and agricultural and seafood loans.

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