Zacks: Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (GFED) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) have earned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $25.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.33 EPS 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 related companies.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on GFED shares. Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 19th.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) traded down $0.03 on Monday, reaching $22.37. 700 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,071. The company has a market cap of $97.99, a PE ratio of 18.34 and a beta of 0.18. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 1-year low of $15.89 and a 1-year high of $23.71. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.38. The business had revenue of $7.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.62 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 15.44% and a return on equity of 8.82%. equities research analysts predict that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, January 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 3rd were given 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 yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 2nd. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is currently 39.34%.

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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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