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Do Institutions Own Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) Shares?

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A look at the shareholders of Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLY) can tell us which group is most powerful. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership.

With a market capitalization of US$216m, Codorus Valley Bancorp is a small cap stock, so it might not be well known by many institutional investors. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company. Let’s delve deeper into each type of owner, to discover more about CVLY.

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NasdaqGM:CVLY Ownership Summary, February 28th 2019

What Does The Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Codorus Valley Bancorp?

Institutional investors commonly compare their own returns to the returns of a commonly followed index. So they generally do consider buying larger companies that are included in the relevant benchmark index.

Codorus Valley Bancorp already has institutions on the share registry. Indeed, they own 48% 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. 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 Codorus Valley Bancorp, (below). Of course, keep in mind that there are other factors to consider, too.

NasdaqGM:CVLY Income Statement, February 28th 2019

Hedge funds don’t have many shares in Codorus Valley Bancorp. Our information suggests that there isn’t any analyst coverage of the stock, so it is probably little known.

Insider Ownership Of Codorus Valley 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. 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.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

I can report that insiders do own shares in Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc.. As individuals, the insiders collectively own US$8.3m worth of the US$216m company. It is good to see some investment by insiders, but it might be worth checking if those insiders have been buying.

General Public Ownership

The general public holds a 41% stake in CVLY. While this group can’t necessarily call the shots, it can certainly have a real influence on how the company is run.

Private Equity Ownership

With an ownership of 6.6%, private equity firms are in a position to play a role in shaping corporate strategy with a focus on value creation. Some might like this, because private equity are sometimes activists who hold management accountable. But other times, private equity is selling out, having taking the company public.

Next Steps:

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

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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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