Brokerages Expect HopFed Bancorp, Inc (HFBC) to Announce $0.21 Earnings Per Share

Shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also given HopFed Bancorp an industry rank of 106 out of 257 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

HFBC has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 7th.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in HopFed Bancorp stock. Western Standard LLC grew its stake in shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) by 4.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 91,723 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,863 shares during the quarter. HopFed Bancorp makes up about 1.5% of Western Standard LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest position. Western Standard LLC owned 1.38% of HopFed Bancorp worth $1,521,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 48.57% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HopFed Bancorp stock remained flat at $$14.77 during trading on Tuesday. 3 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 6,768. HopFed Bancorp has a one year low of $13.63 and a one year high of $18.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $98.21 million, a P/E ratio of 19.43 and a beta of 0.42.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.21 by ($0.01). HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.03% and a net margin of 9.79%. As a group, analysts predict that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.87 EPS for the current year.

HopFed Bancorp Company Profile

HopFed Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts.

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