Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) have received an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating.

Analysts have set a twelve-month consensus price objective of $16.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.01 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 164 out of 254 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Raymond James reduced their price objective on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from $23.00 to $16.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, April 27th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, March 26th. ValuEngine raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 13th.

In related news, Director John F. Griesemer purchased 5,010 shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 20th. The shares were bought at an average price of $16.40 per share, for a total transaction of $82,164.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have purchased 5,925 shares of company stock worth $96,226 in the last quarter. 29.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GFED. Sugarloaf Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares during the fourth quarter worth about $25,000. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 69.9% during the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 2,034 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $51,000 after acquiring an additional 837 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 11.2% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 15,351 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $227,000 after acquiring an additional 1,545 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 18.9% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 46,029 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,160,000 after acquiring an additional 7,328 shares in the last quarter. Finally, EJF Capital LLC boosted its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 5.1% during the fourth quarter. EJF Capital LLC now owns 105,050 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,647,000 after acquiring an additional 5,050 shares in the last quarter. 26.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NASDAQ GFED traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $14.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,648. The company has a current ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. The company has a market capitalization of $60.32 million, a PE ratio of 6.70 and a beta of 0.64. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 52 week low of $12.70 and a 52 week high of $26.93. The company’s 50-day simple moving average is $14.47 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $20.99.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $9.81 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.00 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 17.88% and a return on equity of 11.20%. Research analysts anticipate that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 0.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in southwest Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.

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