Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLD) Forecasted to Post FY2025 Earnings of $1.19 Per Share

Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLDFree Report) – Equities researchers at Wedbush lowered their FY2025 earnings estimates for shares of Guild in a report issued on Monday, July 8th. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now anticipates that the company will post earnings per share of $1.19 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.39. Wedbush has a “Outperform” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. The consensus estimate for Guild’s current full-year earnings is $1.21 per share.

Several other equities analysts have also recently weighed in on GHLD. JMP Securities raised their price objective on Guild from $14.00 to $16.50 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, June 28th. Wells Fargo & Company lifted their target price on Guild from $12.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 13th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Guild from $14.00 to $15.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat, the company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $16.30.

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Guild Stock Performance

NYSE GHLD opened at $14.04 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.08, a quick ratio of 0.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $14.54 and a 200 day simple moving average of $14.35. Guild has a 12-month low of $9.59 and a 12-month high of $17.24. The company has a market cap of $861.21 million, a P/E ratio of 33.43, a PEG ratio of 0.28 and a beta of 1.03.

Guild (NYSE:GHLDGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.11). Guild had a net margin of 3.41% and a return on equity of 4.25%. The business had revenue of $231.78 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $173.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.04) EPS.

Institutional Trading of Guild

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of GHLD. Empowered Funds LLC lifted its position in Guild by 8.2% in the 1st quarter. Empowered Funds LLC now owns 237,853 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,508,000 after buying an additional 17,992 shares during the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Guild during the first quarter valued at approximately $149,000. Finally, Donald Smith & CO. Inc. increased its stake in shares of Guild by 2.1% during the first quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 440,878 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,503,000 after buying an additional 9,126 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 17.52% of the company’s stock.

Insider Buying and Selling

In other news, CFO Desiree Amber Kramer acquired 1,636 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $16.12 per share, with a total value of $26,372.32. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 260,913 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,205,917.56. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other Guild news, CEO Terry Lynn Schmidt acquired 3,630 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 6th. The stock was bought at an average price of $16.12 per share, with a total value of $58,515.60. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now owns 2,798,606 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $45,113,528.72. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Desiree Amber Kramer acquired 1,636 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 6th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $16.12 per share, with a total value of $26,372.32. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 260,913 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,205,917.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders bought 13,370 shares of company stock valued at $214,346. 78.51% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Guild Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 6th. Investors of record on Monday, May 20th were issued a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 17th.

About Guild

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Guild Holdings Company originates, sells, and services residential mortgage loans in the United States. It operates in two segments, Origination and Servicing. The company offers residential mortgages through retail and correspondent channels. Guild Holdings Company was incorporated in 1960 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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