Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) was upgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a note issued to investors on Thursday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 18th.

Shares of GFED stock traded down $0.55 on Thursday, reaching $24.80. 4,926 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,204. The company has a market cap of $112.85 million, a P/E ratio of 16.99 and a beta of -0.11. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a one year low of $20.41 and a one year high of $27.39. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.49.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.88 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.34. The company had revenue of $12.19 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.10 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 12.08% and a net margin of 12.28%. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 2.2% in the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 134,638 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,903 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 3.03% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $3,068,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 26.97% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides banking products and services in the southwestern corner of Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.

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