Whereas the fund held 1.65 million shares at the end of the first quarter, it now holds 1.25 million shares or 7.2% of the company’s common stock. Matthew Lindenbaum also owns 161,015 shares which gives him control over an aggregate of 1.41 million shares of Bridge Bancorp or 8.1% of its outstanding stock. Together with other affiliates, Basswood Capital’s exposure rises to some 11.7% of the company’s common stock.
Bridge Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BDGE) is the holding company of The Bridgehampton National Bank that operates 38 branches in Suffolk, Nassau counties, Bayside, and Manhattan. The company has a market cap of $484 million and pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share, carrying a yield of 3.40%. So far this year, the stock has been trending sideways and has ended yesterday’s trading session at 27.75 per share, down by 7.4% for the year. The stock is currently trading at a trailing Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 18, in line with the industry average. For the first quarter of 2016, Bridge Bancorp posted a profit of $8.6 million or $0.49 per share, while revenues came in at $33.4 million.
Hedge fund sentiment towards Bridge Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BDGE) was unchanged during the quarter, with the same 8 funds holding the stock at the end of March. Together these funds controlled 14.7% of the company’s common stock. Jim Simons‘ Renaissance Technologies boosted its stake by 90% during the quarter to amass 172,900 shares, while Joshua Nash left his fund’s investment untouched. According to its latest 13F filing, Nash’s Ulysses Management held 461,814 shares of Bridge Bancorp.
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Ownership Summary Table
|Name||Sole Voting Power||Shared Voting Power||Sole Dispositive Power||Shared Dispositive Power||Aggregate Amount Owned Power||Percent of Class|
|Basswood Capital Management||0||1,251,076||0||1,251,076||1,251,076||7.2%|
|Basswood Enhanced Long Short GP||0||512,228||0||512,228||512,228||2.9%|
|Basswood Opportunity Partners||0||225,109||0||225,109||225,109||1.3%|
|Basswood Opportunity Fund, Inc||0||112,894||0||112,894||112,894||0.7%|
|Basswood Enhanced Long Short Fund||0||512,228||0||512,228||512,228||2.9%|
|Basswood Financial Fund||0||82,596||0||82,596||82,596||0.5%|
|Basswood Financial Fund, Inc||0||29,865||0||29,865||29,865||0.2%|
|Basswood Financial Long Only Fund||0||23,575||0||23,575||23,575||0.1%|
|BCM Select Equity I Master, Ltd||0||0||0||0||0||0.0%|
|Nathan J Lindenbaum 1995 Children Trust||0||50,197||0||50,197||50,197||0.3%|
|Naftali Asher Investments||0||65,970||0||65,970||65,970||0.4%|
|Victoria and Benjamin Feder||0||87,327||0||87,327||87,327||0.5%|
|Victoria and Ben Feder s 1996 Children s Trust||0||9,875||0||9,875||9,875||0.1%|
|Shari A. Lindenbaum 1994 Children s Trust||0||20,540||0||20,540||20,540||0.1%|
|Shari A. Lindenbaum||0||116,167||0||116,167||116,167||0.7%|
Page 1 of 33 – SEC Filing
Bridge Bancorp, Inc.
Basswood Capital Management, L.L.C.
645 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Attn: Matthew Lindenbaum
With a copy to:
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Attn: Michael A. Schwartz, Esq.
June 21, 2016
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