Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by analysts at Raymond James Financial in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. They presently have a $25.00 target price on the financial services provider’s stock. Raymond James Financial’s target price points to a potential upside of 13.02% from the company’s current price.

GFED has been the topic of a number of other research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 19th.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ GFED) traded up $0.07 on Monday, reaching $22.12. 1,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,836. The stock has a market capitalization of $97.50, a PE ratio of 15.64 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a twelve month low of $15.89 and a twelve month high of $23.71.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 17th. The financial services provider reported $0.39 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 18.63% and a return on equity of 8.65%. The business had revenue of $7.62 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.36 million. sell-side analysts forecast that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of GFED. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 0.5% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 133,413 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,602,000 after purchasing an additional 702 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 1.2% during the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 25,400 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $484,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares during the period. Finally, ZPR Investment Management lifted its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares by 1.2% during the second quarter. ZPR Investment Management now owns 15,678 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $332,000 after purchasing an additional 188 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 25.81% of the company’s stock.

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Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through banking operation segment. The banking segment is engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residences, multi-family, construction, commercial and consumer loans.

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