Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $18.12 and last traded at $18.05, with a volume of 49,560 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.75.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 27th.

The stock has a market capitalization of $382.25 million and a P/E ratio of 16.66. The company has a 50-day moving average of $17.13 and a 200 day moving average of $16.11.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.02. On average, equities analysts predict that Guaranty Bancorp will post $1.16 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 22nd will be paid a $0.115 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 18th. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.56%.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) by 1.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 433,902 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 6,427 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 2.06% of Guaranty Bancorp worth $7,177,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Guaranty Bancorp is the bank holding for Guaranty Bank and Trust Company (the Bank). The Company’s segment is banking. The Company operates approximately 30 branches and over two investment management firms, including Private Capital Management LLC (PCM) and Cherry Hills Investment Advisors Inc (CHIA), in Colorado through the Bank.

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