Hometrust Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HTBI) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts

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Shares of Hometrust Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HTBI) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also given Hometrust Bancshares an industry rank of 144 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, BidaskClub cut shares of Hometrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 15th.

Shares of Hometrust Bancshares stock traded down $0.05 on Monday, hitting $26.08. The company had a trading volume of 30,268 shares, compared to its average volume of 41,196. The company has a market cap of $463.67 million, a PE ratio of 17.19 and a beta of 0.34. Hometrust Bancshares has a 52 week low of $23.93 and a 52 week high of $28.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.66, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.17. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $26.22 and a 200-day simple moving average of $25.52.

Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $34.73 million during the quarter. Hometrust Bancshares had a net margin of 16.95% and a return on equity of 6.79%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 26th will be issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.07%. This is a boost from Hometrust Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 25th.

In related news, EVP Marty T. Caywood sold 5,376 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total value of $145,152.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 7,417 shares in the company, valued at approximately $200,259. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Marty T. Caywood sold 2,067 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.00, for a total transaction of $55,809.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 7,417 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $200,259. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 28,462 shares of company stock valued at $750,214 over the last 90 days. 6.87% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Squarepoint Ops LLC grew its holdings in Hometrust Bancshares by 16.2% during the third quarter. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 13,827 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $360,000 after purchasing an additional 1,927 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 1.7% in the third quarter. State Street Corp now owns 381,575 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,948,000 after buying an additional 6,433 shares during the period. Paradice Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 1.7% in the third quarter. Paradice Investment Management LLC now owns 843,615 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $21,993,000 after buying an additional 13,759 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its holdings in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 7.8% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 21,801 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $568,000 after buying an additional 1,581 shares during the period. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in shares of Hometrust Bancshares by 5.7% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 24,429 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $637,000 after buying an additional 1,309 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.20% of the company’s stock.

Hometrust Bancshares Company Profile

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for HomeTrust Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking products. Its deposit products include savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

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