News coverage about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancorp earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the bank an impact score of 46.3462853692533 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ HBCP) traded up $0.71 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $43.76. The stock had a trading volume of 3,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 10,873. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $320.54, a PE ratio of 17.72 and a beta of 0.12. Home Bancorp has a 52 week low of $32.52 and a 52 week high of $47.20.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $18.25 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $18.54 million. Home Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.72% and a net margin of 22.54%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Home Bancorp will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. BidaskClub upgraded Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Home Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Home Bancorp presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.00.

In other news, insider John W. Bordelon sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.75, for a total transaction of $299,250.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Kathy J. Bobbs acquired 600 shares of Home Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $43.09 per share, with a total value of $25,854.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,301,152 over the last ninety days. 15.50% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Home Bancorp

Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi.

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