Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Home Bancorp (HBCP) Stock Price
News coverage about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.9153590820238 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) traded down 0.29% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $41.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 14,547 shares. Home Bancorp has a 12-month low of $27.00 and a 12-month high of $47.20. The firm has a market cap of $309.33 million, a PE ratio of 16.58 and a beta of 0.12. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $40.22 and a 200-day moving average price of $37.97.
Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The bank reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $18.06 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.32 million. Home Bancorp had a return on equity of 9.95% and a net margin of 23.05%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Home Bancorp will post $2.57 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Home Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. downgraded Home Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. UBS AG downgraded Home Bancorp from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Home Bancorp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.
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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.
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