Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) is set to release its earnings data on Wednesday, January 17th. Analysts expect Guaranty Federal Bancshares to post earnings of $0.38 per share for the quarter.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $7.62 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.36 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.65% and a net margin of 18.63%. On average, analysts expect Guaranty Federal Bancshares to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2 EPS for the next fiscal year.
Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) opened at $22.30 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $98.61, a PE ratio of 15.82 and a beta of 0.52. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 52 week low of $15.89 and a 52 week high of $23.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.08.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 2nd. This is an increase from Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is 34.04%.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on GFED. ValuEngine downgraded Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Raymond James Financial reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 19th.
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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through banking operation segment. The banking segment is engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residences, multi-family, construction, commercial and consumer loans.
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