Analysts Anticipate HopFed Bancorp, Inc (HFBC) to Announce $0.21 EPS

Shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) have been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also given HopFed Bancorp an industry rank of 120 out of 257 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on HFBC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in HopFed Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) by 1.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 243,711 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,400 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 3.66% of HopFed Bancorp worth $3,534,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 48.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of HFBC remained flat at $$14.93 on Friday. 78 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,668. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 0.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $99.08 million, a P/E ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 0.42. HopFed Bancorp has a one year low of $13.63 and a one year high of $18.10.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by ($0.01). HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.18% and a net margin of 10.30%. As a group, research analysts predict that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 2nd. HopFed Bancorp’s payout ratio is 36.84%.

HopFed Bancorp Company Profile

HopFed Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts.

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