Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) EVP Darren E. Guidry sold 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.06, for a total transaction of $122,710.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of NASDAQ HBCP traded down $0.12 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $35.16. 13,294 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 10,760. The company has a market cap of $330.10 million, a P/E ratio of 9.88 and a beta of 0.32. Home Bancorp, Inc. has a one year low of $32.59 and a one year high of $48.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $25.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.23 million. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 27.29% and a return on equity of 11.47%. Equities research analysts forecast that Home Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Monday, February 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 8th. Home Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 22.47%.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HBCP. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Home Bancorp by 37.1% during the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 388,382 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $18,080,000 after purchasing an additional 105,135 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 27.2% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 145,472 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,772,000 after buying an additional 31,126 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 18.3% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 91,323 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $4,251,000 after buying an additional 14,155 shares in the last quarter. Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 39.1% in the 3rd quarter. Summit Financial Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 19,400 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $796,000 after buying an additional 5,458 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 6.0% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 74,855 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,649,000 after buying an additional 4,230 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 38.50% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms recently issued reports on HBCP. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 18th. ValuEngine raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 21st. Finally, FIG Partners reaffirmed a “market-perform” rating on shares of Home Bancorp in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Sell” and a consensus target price of $49.00.

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Home Bancorp Company Profile

Home Bancorp, Inc operates as the holding company for Home Bank, National Association that provides various banking products and services in Louisiana. It offers deposits products, including interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing checking, money market, savings, and certificates of deposit accounts.

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