Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages

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

Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price target of $27.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.56 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 163 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research firms recently commented on GFED. ValuEngine lowered shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Context BH Capital Management LP bought a new stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm bought 65,162 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,462,000. Context BH Capital Management LP owned 1.45% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares as of its most recent SEC filing. 27.94% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ:GFED traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $24.20. 86 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,290. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a one year low of $20.11 and a one year high of $27.39. The firm has a market capitalization of $106.21 million, a PE ratio of 11.10 and a beta of 0.04. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $23.73 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $23.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.99 and a current ratio of 1.00.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.54 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.01. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 20.09% and a return on equity of 13.36%. The business had revenue of $9.78 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.00 million. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 2.13 EPS for the current 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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