Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) issued its earnings results on Wednesday. The financial services provider reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.27, MarketWatch Earnings reports. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 15.92% and a return on equity of 9.59%.
Shares of GFED traded up $0.64 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $24.60. The company had a trading volume of 10 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,016. The company has a market capitalization of $107.87 million, a PE ratio of 12.68 and a beta of 0.59. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.15. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a one year low of $13.35 and a one year high of $26.99. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $20.47 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $17.66.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, April 5th were given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, April 1st. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.44%. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.44%.
Several research analysts have commented on the company. Raymond James upgraded Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 9th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 8th.
About Guaranty Federal Bancshares
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in southwest Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.
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