News coverage about Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Federal Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.1422699170337 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms have recently commented on GFED. TheStreet lowered Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. ValuEngine raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, July 23rd.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $24.95. The company had a trading volume of 401 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,269. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a one year low of $20.41 and a one year high of $25.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27, a current ratio of 1.07 and a quick ratio of 1.07. The firm has a market capitalization of $110.74 million, a P/E ratio of 17.09 and a beta of -0.01.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.12. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 9.16% and a net margin of 8.51%. The firm had revenue of $9.93 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.10 million. sell-side analysts expect that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 19th. Investors of record on Monday, July 9th were given a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, July 6th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.92%. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 32.88%.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides banking products and services in the southwestern corner of Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.

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