Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio maintained its stake in Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 11,600 shares of the bank’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio owned approximately 0.16% of Home Bancorp worth $392,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in HBCP. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $116,000. American International Group Inc. increased its stake in Home Bancorp by 6.7% in the first quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 3,527 shares of the bank’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 220 shares in the last quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY bought a new stake in Home Bancorp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $171,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in Home Bancorp during the first quarter worth approximately $259,000. Finally, LSV Asset Management increased its stake in Home Bancorp by 201.5% in the first quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 8,828 shares of the bank’s stock worth $297,000 after buying an additional 5,900 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.11% of the company’s stock.

Home Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) traded up 0.25% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $39.50. The company had a trading volume of 15,892 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $41.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $36.92. Home Bancorp, Inc. has a 12-month low of $27.00 and a 12-month high of $47.20. The company has a market capitalization of $292.34 million, a PE ratio of 15.67 and a beta of 0.11.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $18.06 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.32 million. Home Bancorp had a return on equity of 10.06% and a net margin of 23.05%. Equities analysts forecast that Home Bancorp, Inc. will post $2.55 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th will be issued a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 3rd. Home Bancorp’s payout ratio is presently 22.22%.

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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday. Raymond James Financial, Inc. downgraded Home Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, UBS AG downgraded Home Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th.

About Home Bancorp

Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP)

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