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Painful week for retail investors invested in Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:OPOF) after 10% drop, institutions also suffered losses
- Old Point Financial's significant retail investors ownership suggests that the key decisions are influenced by shareholders from the larger public
- 50% of the business is held by the top 14 shareholders
- Recent purchases by insiders
Every investor in Old Point Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:OPOF) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. We can see that retail investors own the lion's share in the company with 42% ownership. In other words, the group stands to gain the most (or lose the most) from their investment into the company.
Following a 10% decrease in the stock price last week, retail investors suffered the most losses, but institutions who own 22% stock also took a hit.
Let's delve deeper into each type of owner of Old Point Financial, beginning with the chart below.
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What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Old Point Financial?
Institutions typically measure themselves against a benchmark when reporting to their own investors, so they often become more enthusiastic about a stock once it's included in a major index. We would expect most companies to have some institutions on the register, especially if they are growing.
As you can see, institutional investors have a fair amount of stake in Old Point Financial. This suggests some credibility amongst professional investors. But we can't rely on that fact alone since institutions make bad investments sometimes, just like everyone does. It is not uncommon to see a big share price drop if two large institutional investors try to sell out of a stock at the same time. So it is worth checking the past earnings trajectory of Old Point Financial, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.
It looks like hedge funds own 20% of Old Point Financial shares. That's interesting, because hedge funds can be quite active and activist. Many look for medium term catalysts that will drive the share price higher. PL Capital Advisors, LLC is currently the largest shareholder, with 13% of shares outstanding. In comparison, the second and third largest shareholders hold about 7.9% and 6.0% of the stock. Robert Shuford, who is the third-largest shareholder, also happens to hold the title of Chairman Emeritus.
A closer look at our ownership figures suggests that the top 14 shareholders have a combined ownership of 50% implying that no single shareholder has a majority.
Researching institutional ownership is a good way to gauge and filter a stock's expected performance. The same can be achieved by studying analyst sentiments. We're not picking up on any analyst coverage of the stock at the moment, so the company is unlikely to be widely held.
Insider Ownership Of Old Point Financial
The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.
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.
Our information suggests that insiders maintain a significant holding in Old Point Financial Corporation. Insiders have a US$20m stake in this US$128m business. We would say this shows alignment with shareholders, but it is worth noting that the company is still quite small; some insiders may have founded the business. You can click here to see if those insiders have been buying or selling.
General Public Ownership
The general public, who are usually individual investors, hold a 42% stake in Old Point Financial. 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.
It's always worth thinking about the different groups who own shares in a company. But to understand Old Point Financial better, we need to consider many other factors.
Many find it useful to take an in depth look at how a company has performed in the past. You can access this detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.
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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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Old Point Financial
Old Point Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for The Old Point National Bank of Phoebus that provides consumer, mortgage, and business banking services for individual and commercial customers in Virginia.
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