Kathy J. Bobbs Acquires 600 Shares of Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Stock

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) Director Kathy J. Bobbs bought 600 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $43.09 per share, for a total transaction of $25,854.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) traded up $1.67 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $43.95. 44,236 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 21,970. Home Bancorp, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $32.52 and a fifty-two week high of $47.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The stock has a market cap of $314.80, a PE ratio of 16.84 and a beta of 0.12.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.04). Home Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.72% and a net margin of 22.54%. The firm had revenue of $18.25 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.54 million. analysts forecast that Home Bancorp, Inc. will post 2.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th were given a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. Home Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 22.67%.

HBCP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Sandler O’Neill reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Home Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.00.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the 3rd quarter valued at $147,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the 3rd quarter valued at $165,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its position in shares of Home Bancorp by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,438 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $189,000 after buying an additional 133 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of Home Bancorp by 105.4% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 4,930 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $210,000 after buying an additional 2,530 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Green Square Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at $228,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 42.13% of the company’s stock.

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Home Bancorp Company Profile

Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi.

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