Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) 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. The stock had previously closed at $17.75.

Several research firms recently weighed in on GBNK. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Guaranty Bancorp in a research report on Thursday, April 28th.

The company has a market capitalization of $385.01 million and a PE ratio of 16.78. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $17.02 and a 200-day moving average price of $16.08.

Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 20th. The financial services provider reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.02. Equities analysts forecast that Guaranty Bancorp will post $1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm 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 dividend of $0.115 per share. This represents a $0.46 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 18th.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Bancorp stock. Royce & Associates LLC raised its position in Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBNK) by 0.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 385,900 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,500 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LLC owned about 1.83% of Guaranty Bancorp worth $6,383,000 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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