Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus target price of $25.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.33 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 35 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Raymond James Financial reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price target on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a report on Monday, December 4th.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ GFED) traded down $0.02 on Monday, reaching $22.33. 300 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,807. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 1-year low of $15.89 and a 1-year high of $23.71. The firm has a market capitalization of $97.80, a P/E ratio of 15.40 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.38. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 15.44% and a return on equity of 8.82%. The business had revenue of $7.88 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.62 million. equities analysts expect that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. lifted its stake in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 96.2% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 26,407 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 12,950 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 0.60% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $593,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.36% of the company’s stock.

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Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

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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