Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (EBMT) to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.23 Per Share, FIG Partners Forecasts

Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ:EBMT) – Equities research analysts at FIG Partners issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana in a research report issued on Tuesday. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey forecasts that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.23 for the quarter. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Eagle Bancorp Montana’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.45 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.49 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.41 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.47 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.52 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.50 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.91 EPS.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 1st.

Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ EBMT) opened at $20.25 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $101.28, a P/E ratio of 19.66, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.33. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a 52 week low of $17.35 and a 52 week high of $21.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.34 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $9.81 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.85 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a return on equity of 8.73% and a net margin of 9.73%.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be paid a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 8th. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 34.95%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 3.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 46,873 shares of the bank’s stock worth $848,000 after purchasing an additional 1,723 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 21.9% during the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 17,229 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $361,000 after acquiring an additional 3,098 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 2.2% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 201,960 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,655,000 after acquiring an additional 4,395 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 20.1% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 46,220 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $850,000 after acquiring an additional 7,720 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 148.5% during the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 13,914 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $252,000 after acquiring an additional 8,315 shares during the last quarter. 29.23% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Eagle Bancorp Montana

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

Earnings History and Estimates for Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT)

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