Wall Street brokerages predict that Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBMT) will post $9.85 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for Eagle Bancorp Montana’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $9.81 million to $9.90 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana reported sales of $10.16 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year over year growth rate of 3.1%. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Eagle Bancorp Montana will report full-year sales of $9.85 million for the current year, with estimates ranging from $38.08 million to $38.20 million. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $44.21 million per share, with estimates ranging from $42.72 million to $45.70 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Eagle Bancorp Montana.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The bank reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.11. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a net margin of 11.85% and a return on equity of 8.46%. The company had revenue of $10.15 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.00 million.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th.

Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) opened at $21.80 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 0.99. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 1 year low of $17.35 and a 1 year high of $24.00. The stock has a market cap of $107.01, a PE ratio of 15.97, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.74 and a beta of 0.39.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Saturday, November 11th were given a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.65%. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s payout ratio is 27.91%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of EBMT. US Bancorp DE bought a new position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana during the second quarter valued at about $251,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 148.5% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 13,914 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $252,000 after acquiring an additional 8,315 shares during the last quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP raised its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 43.7% during the second quarter. Context BH Capital Management LP now owns 21,851 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $396,000 after acquiring an additional 6,649 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 76.8% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 26,696 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $538,000 after acquiring an additional 11,593 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Kennedy Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana during the second quarter valued at about $558,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 26.56% of the company’s stock.

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About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

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