Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) Director Acquires $30,528.30 in Stock

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) Director Chris P. Rader bought 726 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $42.05 per share, for a total transaction of $30,528.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) traded down $1.97 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $40.08. 49,486 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 13,745. The company has a market cap of $395.08, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.63 and a beta of 0.07. Home Bancorp, Inc. 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, January 30th. The bank reported $0.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.21. The firm had revenue of $22.71 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $19.33 million. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 21.08% and a return on equity of 10.82%. research analysts forecast that Home Bancorp, Inc. will post 3.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 6th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. This is a positive change from Home Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, February 5th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.50%. Home Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.24%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new position in shares of Home Bancorp in the 3rd quarter worth $147,000. Bank of Montreal Can bought a new position in shares of Home Bancorp in the 4th quarter worth $148,000. JPMorgan Chase & Co. bought a new position in shares of Home Bancorp in the 3rd quarter worth $165,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Home Bancorp by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 4,438 shares of the bank’s stock worth $189,000 after buying an additional 133 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Green Square Capital LLC bought a new position in shares of Home Bancorp during the 2nd quarter valued at $228,000. 43.20% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on HBCP. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Home Bancorp from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. ValuEngine raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Home Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Home Bancorp presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.00.

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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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