Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the three analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a 1 year consensus price target of $43.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.62 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Home Bancorp an industry rank of 200 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on HBCP. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of Home Bancorp in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th.

Shares of Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) traded down $1.49 during trading on Friday, hitting $42.09. 23,650 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 23,319. The stock has a market cap of $313.39, a PE ratio of 16.77 and a beta of 0.12. Home Bancorp has a 1-year low of $32.52 and a 1-year high of $47.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $18.25 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.54 million. Home Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.72% and a net margin of 22.54%. equities research analysts expect that Home Bancorp will post 2.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 6th were issued a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%. Home Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.67%.

In other Home Bancorp news, insider John W. Bordelon sold 7,000 shares of Home Bancorp stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.75, for a total value of $299,250.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider John W. Bordelon sold 7,422 shares of Home Bancorp stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.50, for a total transaction of $322,857.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 30,000 shares of company stock worth $1,301,152. 15.50% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in Home Bancorp during the 3rd quarter valued at about $147,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new position in Home Bancorp during the 3rd quarter valued at about $165,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Home Bancorp by 3.1% during the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,438 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $189,000 after purchasing an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Home Bancorp by 105.4% during the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 4,930 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $210,000 after purchasing an additional 2,530 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Green Square Capital LLC bought a new position in Home Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at about $228,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 42.13% of the company’s stock.

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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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