Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) Director John F. Griesemer purchased 7,900 shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 29th. The stock was bought at an average price of $16.17 per share, for a total transaction of $127,743.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) traded up 0.93% during trading on Monday, hitting $16.30. 2,736 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $16.32 and a 200-day moving average of $16.01. The company has a market cap of $72.24 million, a P/E ratio of 13.36 and a beta of 1.20. Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. has a 12-month low of $14.23 and a 12-month high of $18.70.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.05. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 18.34%. On average, equities analysts expect that Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. will post $1.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 20th. Investors of record on Monday, October 10th will be issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 5th. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 26.23%.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Maltese Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 30.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 107,600 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 25,200 shares during the period. Maltese Capital Management LLC owned approximately 2.46% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $1,718,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. 35.35% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 26th.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business is attracting retail deposits from the public and investing the deposits, together with funds generated from operations, in commercial real estate loans, multi-family residential mortgage loans, construction loans, permanent one to four-family residential mortgage loans, business loans, consumer loans and other loans.

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