Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (GFED) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Analysts
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating.
Brokers have set a 1 year consensus target price of $28.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.55 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 99 out of 257 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 24th. ValuEngine raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st. Raymond James boosted their target price on Guaranty Federal Bancshares from $27.00 to $28.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, TheStreet raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 18th.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.34. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 11.95% and a net margin of 12.28%. The firm had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.10 million. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 2.22 earnings per share for the current year.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its position in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 54.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 102,391 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 36,296 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 2.30% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $2,457,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 27.75% of the company’s stock.
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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