Can We See Significant Institutional Ownership On The Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:FBC) Share Register?

Every investor in Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:FBC) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership. Conversely, insiders often decrease their ownership over time. We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned.

With a market capitalization of US$2.0b, Flagstar Bancorp is a decent size, so it is probably on the radar of institutional investors. Taking a look at our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are noticeable on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about FBC.

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NYSE:FBC Ownership Summary, July 27th 2019
NYSE:FBC Ownership Summary, July 27th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Flagstar Bancorp?

Many institutions measure their performance against an index that approximates the local market. So they usually pay more attention to companies that are included in major indices.

Flagstar Bancorp already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 51% of the company. This implies the analysts working for those institutions have looked at the stock and they like it. But just like anyone else, they could be wrong. If multiple institutions change their view on a stock at the same time, you could see the share price drop fast. It’s therefore worth looking at Flagstar Bancorp’s earnings history, below. Of course, the future is what really matters.

NYSE:FBC Income Statement, July 27th 2019
NYSE:FBC Income Statement, July 27th 2019

Since institutional investors own more than half the issued stock, the board will likely have to pay attention to their preferences. Flagstar Bancorp is not owned by hedge funds. Quite a few analysts cover the stock, so you could look into forecast growth quite easily.

Insider Ownership Of Flagstar Bancorp

The definition of company insiders can be subjective, and does vary between jurisdictions. Our data reflects individual insiders, capturing board members at the very least. The company management answer to the board; and the latter should represent the interests of shareholders. Notably, sometimes top-level managers are on the board, themselves.

I generally consider insider ownership to be a good thing. However, on some occasions it makes it more difficult for other shareholders to hold the board accountable for decisions.

We can see that insiders own shares in Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.. The insiders have a meaningful stake worth US$26m. Most would see this as a real positive. It is good to see this level of investment by insiders. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

With a 47% ownership, the general public have some degree of sway over FBC. While this size of ownership may not be enough to sway a policy decision in their favour, they can still make a collective impact on company policies.

Next Steps:

It’s always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Flagstar Bancorp better, we need to consider many other factors.

I always like to check for a history of revenue growth. You can too, by accessing this free chart of historic revenue and earnings in this detailed graph.

If you are like me, you may want to think about whether this company will grow or shrink. Luckily, you can check this free report showing analyst forecasts for its future.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the last twelve months, which refer to the 12-month period ending on the last date of the month the financial statement is dated. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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