Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) Share Price

Media headlines about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 100 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ HTBI) opened at 23.95 on Tuesday. HomeTrust Bancshares has a 52 week low of $17.28 and a 52 week high of $27.05. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $24.77 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $449.21 million, a P/E ratio of 40.66 and a beta of 0.32.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.06. HomeTrust Bancshares had a net margin of 9.47% and a return on equity of 4.27%. The company had revenue of $28.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.55 million. Analysts forecast that HomeTrust Bancshares will post $0.93 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a report on Thursday, April 27th. TheStreet downgraded HomeTrust Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. BidaskClub downgraded HomeTrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Compass Point began coverage on HomeTrust Bancshares in a report on Thursday, May 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.50.

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About HomeTrust Bancshares

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases.

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