Analysts forecast that Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) will post $0.39 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Hilltop’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.36 to $0.42. Hilltop posted earnings per share of $0.36 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.3%. The business is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, January 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Hilltop will report full year earnings of $1.44 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.42 to $1.47. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $1.75 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.65 to $1.83. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Hilltop.

HTH has been the subject of several research reports. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $30.00 price objective on shares of Hilltop in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hilltop from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Hilltop from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Hilltop in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hilltop has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.30.

Shares of Hilltop (NYSE:HTH) traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $23.59. 162,300 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 338,515. Hilltop has a one year low of $21.47 and a one year high of $30.60. The stock has a market cap of $2,266.36, a PE ratio of 15.05 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.02%. Hilltop’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 15.29%.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Amalgamated Bank boosted its position in Hilltop by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 9,501 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $249,000 after purchasing an additional 72 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in Hilltop by 2.1% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 9,246 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $242,000 after buying an additional 186 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in Hilltop by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 26,051 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $683,000 after buying an additional 317 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in Hilltop by 9.5% in the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,996 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 348 shares during the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in Hilltop by 1.1% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 58,574 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,535,000 after buying an additional 654 shares during the last quarter. 56.50% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Hilltop Company Profile

Hilltop Holdings Inc is a financial holding Company. The Company provides business and consumer banking services from offices located throughout Texas through PlainsCapital Bank (the Bank). It has three operating business units, which include PlainsCapital Corporation (PCC) (banking and mortgage origination), Hilltop Securities Holdings LLC (Securities Holdings) (broker-dealer) and PlainsCapital Company (NLC) (insurance).

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