Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 10th will be given a dividend of 0.08 per share by the financial services provider on Thursday, October 20th. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 5th.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) opened at 16.30 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $16.31 and a 200 day moving average of $16.03. The firm has a market cap of $72.24 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.36 and a beta of 1.20. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 52-week low of $14.23 and a 52-week high of $18.70.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 research analysts forecast that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post $1.27 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director John F. Griesemer purchased 7,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 29th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $16.17 per share, for a total transaction of $127,743.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 12.50% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Maltese Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 30.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor 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 2.46% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $1,718,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Institutional investors own 35.35% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 19th.

About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

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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