Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Home Bancorp (HBCP) Share Price

News stories about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) have been trending positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.5598980370811 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

HBCP has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Home Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub cut shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. cut shares of Home Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, UBS AG cut shares of Home Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th.

Home Bancorp (HBCP) traded down 0.38% on Friday, reaching $41.90. 30,210 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Home Bancorp has a 1-year low of $27.19 and a 1-year high of $47.20. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.10 and a 200-day moving average price of $38.58. The company has a market capitalization of $310.14 million, a P/E ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 0.11.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.04. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 23.05% and a return on equity of 9.95%. The company had revenue of $18.06 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.32 million. Equities research analysts expect that Home Bancorp will post $2.57 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Home Bancorp

Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi.

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