Timyan Philip is Buying Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) Shares

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In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) reported that Timyan Philip J has picked up 436,780 of common stock as of 2017-04-19.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Timyan Philip J to a total of 436,780 representing a 5.39% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Community West Bancshares is a bank holding company. The Company provides full-service banking through its subsidiary, Community West Bank, N.A. (the Bank). Through the Bank, the Company provides a range of financial products and services to customers, including lending and deposit products. The Company focuses on professionals, small to mid-sized businesses and individual households. Relationship banking is conducted at the community level through approximately five branch offices in the cities of Goleta, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Ventura and Westlake Village, California and a loan production office in San Luis Obispo. The Company’s products and services include deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts and fixed rate, fixed maturity certificates of deposits, and lending products, including commercial loans, commercial real estate loans and consumer loans.

A glance at Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 81.84 Million based on 8.10 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $10.10 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2017-03-10, Filippin picked up 500 at a purchase price of $10.25. This brings their total holding to 6,711 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Peeples unload 54,007 shares at a sale price of $8.20. This brings their total holding to 950,315.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Community West Bancshares (NASDAQ:CWBC) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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