Shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) have received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned HopFed Bancorp an industry rank of 113 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of analysts have commented on HFBC shares. ValuEngine raised HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Western Standard LLC grew its holdings in shares of HopFed Bancorp by 4.4% in the second quarter. Western Standard LLC now owns 91,723 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $1,521,000 after acquiring an additional 3,863 shares during the period. EJF Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of HopFed Bancorp in the first quarter worth $7,881,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of HopFed Bancorp by 1.8% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 243,711 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock worth $3,534,000 after acquiring an additional 4,400 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG bought a new stake in shares of HopFed Bancorp in the fourth quarter worth $124,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of HopFed Bancorp in the fourth quarter worth $141,000. 48.56% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of HopFed Bancorp stock remained flat at $$17.75 on Monday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,334 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,402. The company has a market cap of $118.03 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.36 and a beta of 0.21. HopFed Bancorp has a twelve month low of $13.63 and a twelve month high of $17.75. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 27th. The savings and loans company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $9.64 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.10 million. HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.18% and a net margin of 10.30%. research analysts expect that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About HopFed Bancorp

HopFed Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts.

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