Media stories about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancorp earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the bank an impact score of 45.9117477134399 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several equities research analysts have commented on HBCP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Home Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Home Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.00.
Shares of Home Bancorp (HBCP) opened at $43.56 on Monday. Home Bancorp has a 1-year low of $32.52 and a 1-year high of $47.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The company has a market cap of $324.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.64 and a beta of 0.12.
In other Home Bancorp news, CEO John W. Bordelon sold 15,578 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.59, for a total value of $679,045.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider John W. Bordelon sold 7,422 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.50, for a total transaction of $322,857.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,301,152. Insiders own 15.50% of the company’s stock.
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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