Guaranty Federal Bancshares (GFED) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Federal Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7453561693794 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Shares of NASDAQ:GFED traded up $0.30 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $23.50. 170 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,891. The company has a market capitalization of $103.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.10 and a beta of 0.18. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 12 month low of $15.89 and a 12 month high of $23.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.10.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38. The company had revenue of $7.88 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.62 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 15.44% and a return on equity of 8.77%. sell-side analysts forecast that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.79 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, April 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 6th. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is 32.88%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides banking products and services in the southwestern corner of 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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