Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday.

According to Zacks, “Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. has a subsidiary corporation offering full banking services. The principal subsidiary, Guaranty Bank, is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, and has nine full-service branches in Greene and Christian Counties and a Loan Production Office in Webster County. Guaranty Bank is a member of the MoneyPass and TransFund ATM networks which provide its customers surcharge free access to over 24,000 ATMs nationwide. “

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) opened at 16.10 on Monday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $16.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.95. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 12 month low of $14.23 and a 12 month high of $18.70. The stock has a market cap of $71.36 million, a PE ratio of 13.20 and a beta of 1.15.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 18.34%. Equities analysts forecast that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post $1.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Maltese Capital Management LLC raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 30.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 107,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 25,200 shares during the period. Maltese Capital Management LLC owned 2.46% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $1,718,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. 35.35% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business is attracting retail deposits from the public and investing the deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in commercial real estate loans, multi-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans, permanent one to four-family residential mortgage loans, business loans, consumer loans and other loans.

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