Wall Street analysts expect that Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ:EBMT) will announce earnings per share (EPS) of $0.32 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for Eagle Bancorp Montana’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.31 and the highest is $0.32. Eagle Bancorp Montana reported earnings per share of $0.37 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 13.5%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Eagle Bancorp Montana will report full-year earnings of $1.31 per share for the current year. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.57 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.40 to $1.74. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that cover Eagle Bancorp Montana.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $10.15 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.00 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a net margin of 11.85% and a return on equity of 8.46%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ EBMT) opened at $20.30 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $102.26, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.26, a PEG ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.39. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 52 week low of $17.35 and a 52 week high of $22.97.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Saturday, November 11th were issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio is presently 27.91%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. US Bancorp DE acquired a new stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana in the second quarter valued at $251,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 148.5% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 13,914 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $252,000 after acquiring an additional 8,315 shares in the last quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP raised its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 43.7% in the second quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 21,851 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $396,000 after acquiring an additional 6,649 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 76.8% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 26,696 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $538,000 after acquiring an additional 11,593 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana in the second quarter valued at $558,000. 26.56% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

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