Zacks: Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (GFED) Given $25.00 Consensus Target Price by Analysts

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating.

Brokers have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $25.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 19 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on GFED. Raymond James Financial restated a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a report on Monday, December 4th. ValuEngine cut Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, October 19th.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ GFED) traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $22.10. The stock had a trading volume of 4,064 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,900. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 12 month low of $15.89 and a 12 month high of $23.71. The company has a market capitalization of $97.66, a PE ratio of 18.11 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.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, January 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were paid a $0.12 dividend. This is a boost from Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 2nd. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is 39.34%.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. ZPR Investment Management lifted its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 15,678 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 188 shares during the period. ZPR Investment Management owned approximately 0.36% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $332,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 25.81% of the company’s stock.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

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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