Kathy J. Bobbs Acquires 600 Shares of Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Stock

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) Director Kathy J. Bobbs acquired 600 shares of Home Bancorp stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $43.09 per share, for a total transaction of $25,854.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) traded down $0.91 on Thursday, reaching $42.28. 15,287 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 19,173. Home Bancorp, Inc. has a 12 month low of $32.52 and a 12 month high of $47.20. The company has a market capitalization of $320.84, a PE ratio of 17.17 and a beta of 0.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by ($0.04). The firm 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%. analysts anticipate that Home Bancorp, Inc. will post 2.53 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. Home Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 22.67%.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Home Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill restated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Home Bancorp in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.00.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of HBCP. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Home Bancorp by 40.4% during the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 119,022 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $5,063,000 after purchasing an additional 34,273 shares during the period. OxFORD Asset Management LLP purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the second quarter valued at $839,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the second quarter valued at $752,000. First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the second quarter valued at $687,000. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Home Bancorp during the second quarter valued at $328,000. 42.13% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Home Bancorp Company Profile

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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