Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) Director John F. Griesemer acquired 7,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 29th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $16.17 per share, with a total value of $127,743.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) traded up 0.93% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $16.30. 2,736 shares of the company traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $16.32 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $72.24 million, a PE ratio of 13.36 and a beta of 1.20. Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.23 and a 12 month high of $18.70.
Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 18.34%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. will post $1.27 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 10th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 5th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.96%. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 26.23%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, September 19th.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Maltese Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 30.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 107,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 25,200 shares during the period. Maltese Capital Management LLC owned about 2.46% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $1,718,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Institutional investors own 35.35% of the company’s stock.
About Guaranty Federal Bancshares
Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business is attracting retail deposits from the public and investing the deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in commercial real estate loans, multi-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans, permanent one to four-family residential mortgage loans, business loans, consumer loans and other loans.
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