HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (HTBI) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) has received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus target price of $26.50 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.21 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given HomeTrust Bancshares an industry rank of 37 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, TheStreet cut HomeTrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 18th.

Shares of HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) traded up 0.19% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $26.05. The company had a trading volume of 37,840 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $25.17 and a 200-day moving average of $21.64. The company has a market capitalization of $462.39 million, a PE ratio of 34.14 and a beta of 0.34. HomeTrust Bancshares has a 12 month low of $17.01 and a 12 month high of $27.05.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.08. HomeTrust Bancshares had a net margin of 12.74% and a return on equity of 3.85%. Analysts predict that HomeTrust Bancshares will post $0.92 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other HomeTrust Bancshares news, CAO M. Teresa White sold 54,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, February 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total transaction of $1,350,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 71,720 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,793,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 6.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans boosted its position in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 27.6% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 44,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,160,000 after buying an additional 9,700 shares during the last quarter. Round Hill Asset Management purchased a new position in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares during the fourth quarter worth approximately $916,000. Two Sigma Investments LP boosted its position in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 161.0% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 41,102 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,065,000 after buying an additional 25,355 shares during the last quarter. A.R.T. Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares during the fourth quarter worth approximately $266,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 5.3% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 529,915 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $13,725,000 after buying an additional 26,700 shares during the last quarter. 58.75% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

HomeTrust Bancshares Company Profile

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases.

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