Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Likely to Impact HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) Share Price

Media headlines about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI)

Shares of HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) traded down 2.01% on Friday, hitting $24.40. The stock had a trading volume of 91,181 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $457.65 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.43 and a beta of 0.31. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $24.91 and a 200-day moving average of $24.70. HomeTrust Bancshares has a 1-year low of $17.28 and a 1-year high of $27.05.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $28.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.55 million. HomeTrust Bancshares had a return on equity of 4.27% and a net margin of 9.47%. Equities analysts predict that HomeTrust Bancshares will post $1.00 earnings per share for the current year.

HTBI has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. TheStreet raised HomeTrust Bancshares from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 21st. Compass Point initiated coverage on HomeTrust Bancshares in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a research note on Thursday, April 27th.

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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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