News stories about Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Hometrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 44.2592812175404 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Hometrust Bancshares (HTBI) traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $25.90. 31,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 38,550. Hometrust Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $21.40 and a fifty-two week high of $28.00. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The firm has a market capitalization of $493.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.48 and a beta of 0.35.

Hometrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The financial services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.03. Hometrust Bancshares had a net margin of 11.28% and a return on equity of 4.71%. The business had revenue of $29.16 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $30.00 million.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Hometrust Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Hometrust Bancshares in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Hometrust Bancshares from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill set a $28.00 price objective on shares of Hometrust Bancshares and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hometrust Bancshares presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target 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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