Is Bank of South Carolina (BKSC) Stock a Buy after Douglas Sass’s Insider Deal?; Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (EMF) Has 1.75 Sentiment

The insider, and Bank Of South Carolina Corp’s Executive Vice President, Douglas Sass, made a purchase of 5,000 company shares on March 9, 2018, with their total value being placed at $96,110 (at $19.2 per each share). The deal was disclosed in a SEC report on March 9, 2018. The probability of this purchase remaining unseen is very low, with the Executive Vice President today having in hand 31,104 shares —- that is 0.62% of the total market cap of the company.

The stock increased 1.49% or $0.2511 during the last trading session, reaching $17.0911. About 41,273 shares traded. Templeton Emerging Markets Fund (EMF) has risen 41.90% since March 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.20% the S&P500.

City Of London Investment Management Co Ltd holds 1.82% of its portfolio in Templeton Emerging Markets Fund for 1.53 million shares. 1607 Capital Partners Llc owns 1.31 million shares or 1.23% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Family Firm Inc. has 0.58% invested in the company for 83,666 shares. The Alabama-based Cornerstone Advisors Inc has invested 0.44% in the stock. Blue Bell Private Wealth Management Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 36,037 shares.

Bank of South Carolina Corporation operates as the holding firm for The Bank of South Carolina that provides commercial banking services to individuals, professionals, and small and middle market businesses in South Carolina. The company has market cap of $107.05 million. The firm offers a range of deposit products, including non-interest bearing accounts, NOW accounts, money market accounts, time deposits, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It has a 20.24 P/E ratio. It also provides commercial real estate loans, one-to-four-family residential mortgage loans, commercial business loans, construction loans, consumer loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 3 investors sold Bank of South Carolina Corporation shares while 2 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 4 raised stakes. 212,187 shares or 0.72% less from 213,736 shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Wells Fargo & Mn stated it has 4,110 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 10,268 shares. Next Fincl Gru holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC) for 1,760 shares. Moreover, Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag has 0% invested in Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC) for 4,024 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The accumulated 391 shares. Valley National Advisers Inc has 1,100 shares. Royal Retail Bank Of Canada stated it has 757 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock has invested 0% in Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC). New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0% in Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC). Brown Advisory has invested 0% of its portfolio in Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC). Northern Trust has invested 0% in Bank of South Carolina Corporation (NASDAQ:BKSC). 76,156 are held by Commercial Bank Of America Corporation De.