HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) Earns Media Impact Rating of 0.51

Media headlines about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have been trending very positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.51 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) traded down 0.42% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $23.65. The stock had a trading volume of 27,972 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $24.45 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.48. The stock has a market cap of $424.19 million, a P/E ratio of 36.38 and a beta of 0.32. HomeTrust Bancshares has a 12-month low of $17.28 and a 12-month high of $27.05.

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

A number of research firms have commented on HTBI. Compass Point began coverage on HomeTrust Bancshares in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price target on the stock. TheStreet cut HomeTrust Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. Finally, BidaskClub cut HomeTrust Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. HomeTrust Bancshares currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price 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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