Kennedy Capital Management Inc. Increases Holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (EBMT)

Kennedy Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ:EBMT) by 307.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 156,973 shares of the bank’s stock after acquiring an additional 118,456 shares during the period. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. owned about 3.13% of Eagle Bancorp Montana worth $3,289,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 46,873 shares of the bank’s stock worth $848,000 after buying an additional 1,723 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 44.2% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 38,500 shares of the bank’s stock worth $697,000 after buying an additional 11,804 shares during the period. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. boosted its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 10.4% in the 3rd quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 193,639 shares of the bank’s stock worth $3,582,000 after buying an additional 18,182 shares during the period. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. bought a new position in Eagle Bancorp Montana in the 4th quarter worth $2,034,000. Finally, US Bancorp DE boosted its holdings in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 21.9% in the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 17,229 shares of the bank’s stock worth $361,000 after buying an additional 3,098 shares during the period. 47.31% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Eagle Bancorp Montana news, CEO Peter Joseph Johnson sold 2,069 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.75, for a total transaction of $40,862.75. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 94,460 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,865,585. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Rick Hays acquired 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $19.70 per share, with a total value of $39,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 22,729 shares in the company, valued at $447,761.30. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 5,538 shares of company stock valued at $109,610 in the last ninety days. 9.90% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th.

Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ EBMT) opened at $20.30 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $101.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.42, a P/E/G ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.34. 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 Inc has a 1-year low of $17.35 and a 1-year high of $21.95.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $9.81 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.85 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a net margin of 9.73% and a return on equity of 8.73%. analysts expect that Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 9th were issued a $0.09 dividend. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 8th. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.95%.

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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.

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