Zacks: Hometrust Bancshares Inc (HTBI) Given Average Rating of “” by Analysts

Hometrust Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HTBI) has been given an average broker rating score of 0.00 () from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price objective of $26.50 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.21 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Hometrust Bancshares an industry rank of 48 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, TheStreet raised Hometrust Bancshares from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 21st.

Shares of Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) traded up 0.319% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $23.575. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 19,657 shares. Hometrust Bancshares has a 12 month low of $17.28 and a 12 month high of $27.05. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $24.70 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.46. The company has a market cap of $418.46 million, a PE ratio of 30.898 and a beta of 0.34.

Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.08. Hometrust Bancshares had a return on equity of 3.85% and a net margin of 12.74%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Hometrust Bancshares will post $0.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CAO M. Teresa White sold 54,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $1,350,000.00. Following the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 71,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,793,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 6.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Foundry Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 0.9% in the third quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 164,605 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,045,000 after buying an additional 1,410 shares in the last quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. bought a new position in shares of Hometrust Bancshares during the third quarter worth approximately $1,120,000. Eidelman Virant Capital raised its stake in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 23.5% in the third quarter. Eidelman Virant Capital now owns 52,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $962,000 after buying an additional 9,900 shares during the last quarter. Brookstone Capital Management acquired a new stake in shares of Hometrust Bancshares during the third quarter worth about $222,000. Finally, Aperio Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 6.7% in the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 13,838 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $256,000 after buying an additional 872 shares during the last quarter. 58.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Hometrust Bancshares Company Profile

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases.

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