Zacks: Analysts Set $25.00 Price Target for Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (GFED)

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) have earned an average broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a buy recommendation.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus price objective of $25.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.33 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Guaranty Federal Bancshares an industry rank of 26 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Raymond James Financial reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 price objective on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a report on Monday, December 4th.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 96.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,407 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 12,950 shares during the period. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned 0.60% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $593,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 26.07% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) opened at $22.30 on Monday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $97.66, a PE ratio of 15.38 and a beta of 0.18. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $15.89 and a fifty-two week high of $23.71.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38. The firm had revenue of $7.88 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.62 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.82% and a net margin of 15.44%. equities analysts anticipate that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.79 EPS for the current year.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through banking operation segment. The banking segment is engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residences, multi-family, construction, commercial and consumer loans.

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