Citadel Advisors LLC Buys New Stake in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI)

Citadel Advisors LLC bought a new stake in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 15,826 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $372,000. Citadel Advisors LLC owned about 0.09% of HomeTrust Bancshares at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in HomeTrust Bancshares during the fourth quarter worth approximately $522,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 489,939 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,690,000 after buying an additional 25,399 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its stake in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 351,708 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,109,000 after buying an additional 32,702 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 27.6% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 44,800 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,160,000 after buying an additional 9,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC increased its stake in shares of HomeTrust Bancshares by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 37,859 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $981,000 after buying an additional 5,100 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 59.09% of the company’s stock.

Shares of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) traded down 0.42% on Friday, hitting $23.65. The stock had a trading volume of 27,972 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $424.19 million, a P/E ratio of 36.38 and a beta of 0.32. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $24.45 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.48. HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. has a one year low of $17.28 and a one year high of $27.05.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.02. HomeTrust Bancshares had a return on equity of 4.55% and a net margin of 10.31%. The firm had revenue of $28.63 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.53 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub lowered HomeTrust Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Compass Point assumed coverage on HomeTrust Bancshares in a report on Thursday, May 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price target on the stock. TheStreet downgraded HomeTrust Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a report on Thursday, April 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.50.

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI)

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