Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc. (NASDAQ:EBMT) shares hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $15.25 and last traded at $14.05, with a volume of 19,200 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.02.

Several research analysts recently commented on EBMT shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 4th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, April 29th.

The stock has a market cap of $53.44 million and a P/E ratio of 16.4230. The company has a 50-day moving average of $13.17 and a 200 day moving average of $12.48.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.07. On average, analysts anticipate that Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc. will post $1.16 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.26%. This is an increase from Eagle Bancorp Montana’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 10th.

In related news, Director Rick Hays acquired 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 25th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.60 per share, with a total value of $25,200.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 20,844 shares in the company, valued at approximately $262,634.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

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