Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) have earned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a buy recommendation.
Brokers have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $25.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 22 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.
A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on GFED. Raymond James Financial restated a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 19th.
Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (GFED) remained flat at $$22.30 during trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 309 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,790. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 1.07. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 52-week low of $15.89 and a 52-week high of $23.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $98.55, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.28 and a beta of 0.18.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, January 13th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.15%. This is a boost from Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 2nd. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is presently 39.34%.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. ZPR Investment Management boosted its stake in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,678 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 188 shares during the quarter. ZPR Investment Management owned 0.36% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $332,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 26.07% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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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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