Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) Director Donald W. Washington acquired 401 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $43.80 per share, for a total transaction of $17,563.80. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.
Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ HBCP) traded up $0.68 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $44.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 17,696 shares, compared to its average volume of 21,432. The company has a market cap of $404.54, a PE ratio of 15.65 and a beta of 0.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.99. Home Bancorp, Inc. has a 52-week low of $32.52 and a 52-week high of $47.20.
Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The bank reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $22.71 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $19.33 million. Home Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.82% and a net margin of 21.08%. equities analysts expect that Home Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.11 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, February 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 6th were issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, February 5th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.36%. This is a boost from Home Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. Home Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 24.90%.
A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. BidaskClub raised Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Home Bancorp has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.00.
A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ramsey Quantitative Systems acquired a new stake in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $131,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $133,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Home Bancorp during the third quarter worth approximately $147,000. Bank of Montreal Can acquired a new stake in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $148,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired a new stake in Home Bancorp during the third quarter worth approximately $165,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 34.89% 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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