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

News articles about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2923036683532 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of HomeTrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th.

HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) traded up 1.82% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $25.20. 27,432 shares of the stock were exchanged. HomeTrust Bancshares has a 12-month low of $17.28 and a 12-month high of $27.05. The stock has a market cap of $473.31 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.59 and a beta of 0.32. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $23.30 and a 200-day moving average of $24.04.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.25 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 4.50%. The business had revenue of $28.63 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $29.53 million. On average, equities analysts expect that HomeTrust Bancshares will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current year.

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HomeTrust Bancshares Company Profile

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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