Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) Stock Price

News coverage about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.0684012831945 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) traded down $0.30 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $26.50. 14,035 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 24,833. The stock has a market cap of $502.68, a P/E ratio of 26.77 and a beta of 0.35. HomeTrust Bancshares has a 52 week low of $18.55 and a 52 week high of $27.05. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $29.16 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.00 million. HomeTrust Bancshares had a net margin of 11.28% and a return on equity of 4.77%.

Several research analysts recently commented on HTBI shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $27.00 price target on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of HomeTrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th.

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About HomeTrust Bancshares

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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