Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (GFED) Director John F. Griesemer Purchases 5,000 Shares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) Director John F. Griesemer bought 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $23.44 per share, with a total value of $117,200.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

NASDAQ GFED opened at $22.70 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.08, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01. Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. has a one year low of $20.11 and a one year high of $27.39. The company has a market capitalization of $105.80 million and a PE ratio of 10.22.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.04). Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 15.22% and a return on equity of 13.07%. The business had revenue of $9.37 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $10.10 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. will post 2.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 9th were paid a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 8th. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is 23.85%.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 1.9% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 143,487 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $3,220,000 after purchasing an additional 2,646 shares during the period. Context BH Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in the first quarter valued at approximately $1,462,000. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 4.8% in the first quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 11,457 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $257,000 after purchasing an additional 529 shares during the period. Finally, Simmons Bank boosted its stake in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 17.0% in the fourth quarter. Simmons Bank now owns 11,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $247,000 after purchasing an additional 1,645 shares during the period. 27.52% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several brokerages have weighed in on GFED. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 1st.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in southwest Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.

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