Press coverage about Guaranty Bancshares (NASDAQ:GNTY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Bancshares earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.9166165427792 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Guaranty Bancshares stock opened at $33.99 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $375.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.79 and a beta of -0.02. Guaranty Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $28.00 and a fifty-two week high of $37.36.
Guaranty Bancshares (NASDAQ:GNTY) last posted its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $19.27 million for the quarter. Guaranty Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.83% and a net margin of 16.78%. equities analysts predict that Guaranty Bancshares will post 2.04 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 11th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 28th were issued a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 27th. Guaranty Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 35.90%.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised Guaranty Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised Guaranty Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 28th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Bancshares in a report on Monday, January 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.67.
In other Guaranty Bancshares news, President Kirk L. Lee sold 4,766 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.05, for a total value of $167,048.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 34.12% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Guaranty Bancshares Company Profile
Guaranty Bancshares, Inc is the holding company for Guaranty Bank & Trust (Guaranty). Guaranty offers various solutions, such as personal banking, business banking, mortgage and wealth management. Its personal banking solutions include checking accounts, which include compare accounts, green checking, student checking, choice checking, guaranty interest checking, order checks and debit cards; savings accounts, which include regular savings, premier money market, certificate of deposit, individual retirement account (IRA) options and health savings account, and online banking, which includes money desktop and e-statements.
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