Analysts Anticipate HopFed Bancorp, Inc (HFBC) to Post $0.21 EPS

Shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also given HopFed Bancorp an industry rank of 120 out of 257 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several equities analysts recently commented on HFBC shares. ValuEngine upgraded HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday.

HopFed Bancorp stock remained flat at $$14.93 during trading on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 78 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,668. The firm has a market capitalization of $99.08 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.64 and a beta of 0.42. HopFed Bancorp has a 52-week low of $13.63 and a 52-week high of $18.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.01). HopFed Bancorp had a net margin of 10.30% and a return on equity of 6.18%. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 3rd were paid a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 2nd. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. HopFed Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.84%.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in HopFed Bancorp stock. Western Standard LLC grew its position in shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) by 4.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 91,723 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,863 shares during the quarter. HopFed Bancorp comprises 1.5% of Western Standard LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 20th biggest position. Western Standard LLC owned about 1.38% of HopFed Bancorp worth $1,521,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 48.53% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About HopFed Bancorp

HopFed Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts.

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