BidaskClub lowered shares of Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report report published on Saturday.

Several other research analysts have also recently weighed in on HTBI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a hold rating and set a $27.00 price target on shares of Hometrust Bancshares in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Hometrust Bancshares from a c rating to a b- rating in a report on Friday, November 17th.

Shares of Hometrust Bancshares (HTBI) opened at $25.75 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The company has a market cap of $488.27, a PE ratio of 26.01 and a beta of 0.34. Hometrust Bancshares has a 52-week low of $21.40 and a 52-week high of $28.00.

Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.03. Hometrust Bancshares had a net margin of 11.28% and a return on equity of 4.71%. The company had revenue of $29.16 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.00 million.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Paradice Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Hometrust Bancshares by 29.8% during the third quarter. Paradice Investment Management LLC now owns 1,112,960 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $28,547,000 after purchasing an additional 255,209 shares during the last quarter. Pax World Management LLC boosted its holdings in Hometrust Bancshares by 13.4% during the third quarter. Pax World Management LLC now owns 882,945 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $22,648,000 after purchasing an additional 104,446 shares during the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its holdings in Hometrust Bancshares by 15.4% during the third quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 858,139 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $22,011,000 after purchasing an additional 114,354 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Hometrust Bancshares by 3.2% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 705,582 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $17,215,000 after purchasing an additional 21,760 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Hometrust Bancshares by 8.9% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 661,390 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $16,965,000 after purchasing an additional 54,233 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.33% of the company’s stock.

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About Hometrust Bancshares

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases.

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