Hometrust Bancshares (HTBI) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.29

Media coverage about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) has trended positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8550976344283 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) traded up $0.45 during trading on Friday, hitting $26.00. 43,753 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 26,124. Hometrust Bancshares has a 1 year low of $21.40 and a 1 year high of $28.00. The company has a market cap of $493.14, a P/E ratio of -866.67 and a beta of 0.27. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68.

Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $30.02 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.59 million. Hometrust Bancshares had a negative net margin of 0.05% and a positive return on equity of 5.64%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on HTBI. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Hometrust Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. TheStreet raised shares of Hometrust Bancshares from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Sandler O’Neill set a $28.00 target price on shares of Hometrust Bancshares and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Hometrust Bancshares in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hometrust Bancshares has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

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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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