Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) has received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus target price of $43.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.63 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Home Bancorp an industry rank of 5 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on HBCP shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 26th. BidaskClub raised Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Home Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ HBCP) traded down $0.52 on Monday, hitting $41.62. The stock had a trading volume of 16,157 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,414. The company has a current ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The stock has a market cap of $313.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.85 and a beta of 0.12. Home Bancorp has a 12-month low of $32.52 and a 12-month high of $47.20.

In other Home Bancorp news, insider John W. Bordelon sold 7,422 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.50, for a total value of $322,857.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider John W. Bordelon sold 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.75, for a total value of $299,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders acquired 2,740 shares of company stock valued at $61,649. 15.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new position in Home Bancorp in the 2nd quarter worth about $328,000. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 3.0% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 158,459 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,737,000 after purchasing an additional 4,623 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 14.6% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 6,812 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $290,000 after purchasing an additional 866 shares during the period. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. grew its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 7.3% during the 4th quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 121,153 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,236,000 after purchasing an additional 8,283 shares during the period. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 49,973 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $2,125,000 after purchasing an additional 158 shares during the period. 43.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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