Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) is set to announce its earnings results on Thursday, October 13th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (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, analysts expect Guaranty Federal Bancshares to post $1.27 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.45 EPS for the next fiscal year.

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Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) opened at 16.85 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $16.36 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.09. Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. has a 52 week low of $14.23 and a 52 week high of $18.70. The company has a market cap of $74.68 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.81 and a beta of 1.20.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 20th. Investors of record on Monday, October 10th will be issued a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 5th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.90%. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s dividend payout ratio is currently 26.23%.

In related news, Director John F. Griesemer bought 7,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 29th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $16.17 per share, with a total value of $127,743.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 12.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Maltese Capital Management LLC increased its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 30.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the 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. 35.35% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 21st.

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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