News headlines about Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4630889874042 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on HOMB shares. ValuEngine cut Home Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub cut Home Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Home Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price for the company in a report on Saturday, July 7th. Finally, Citigroup started coverage on Home Bancshares in a report on Monday, June 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.43.

NASDAQ HOMB opened at $23.74 on Friday. Home Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $20.82 and a fifty-two week high of $25.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 1.04. The company has a market capitalization of $4.19 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.59 and a beta of 1.21.

Home Bancshares (NASDAQ:HOMB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.44. Home Bancshares had a return on equity of 11.41% and a net margin of 26.27%. The business had revenue of $166.29 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $167.50 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. research analysts expect that Home Bancshares will post 1.77 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.02%. This is a boost from Home Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. Home Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.56%.

Home Bancshares Company Profile

Home Bancshares, Inc (Conway, AR) operates as the bank holding company for Centennial Bank that provides commercial and retail banking, and related financial services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals, and municipalities. Its deposit products include checking, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

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