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

Zacks has also assigned HopFed Bancorp an industry rank of 104 out of 257 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

HFBC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 14th.

Shares of HFBC stock traded down $0.03 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.63. 8,624 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 6,797. The firm has a market cap of $97.74 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.24 and a beta of 0.42. HopFed Bancorp has a 52-week low of $13.63 and a 52-week high of $18.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a current ratio of 0.91.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 29th. The savings and loans company reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by ($0.01). HopFed Bancorp had a net margin of 9.79% and a return on equity of 6.03%. As a group, equities analysts predict that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 3rd were given a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.91%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, October 2nd. HopFed Bancorp’s payout ratio is currently 36.84%.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in HopFed Bancorp stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) by 1.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 243,711 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,400 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 3.66% of HopFed Bancorp worth $3,534,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 48.57% of the company’s stock.

HopFed Bancorp Company Profile

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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