Home Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) Director John A. Hendry purchased 1,524 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 16th. The shares were bought at an average price of $32.97 per share, for a total transaction of $50,246.28. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Home Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:HBCP) traded up 1.20% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $33.00. 1,172 shares of the company traded hands. Home Bancorp Inc. has a 12-month low of $21.29 and a 12-month high of $33.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $241.63 million, a PE ratio of 14.94 and a beta of 0.14. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $28.67 and its 200-day moving average is $28.19.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.04. Home Bancorp had a net margin of 19.90% and a return on equity of 9.30%. Analysts anticipate that Home Bancorp Inc. will post $2.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Monday, November 7th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. This is a positive change from Home Bancorp’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 3rd. Home Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio is currently 21.72%.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in HBCP. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company acquired a new position in shares of Home Bancorp during the third quarter valued at $177,000. Northern Trust Corp raised its position in shares of Home Bancorp by 172.0% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 59,961 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,679,000 after buying an additional 37,916 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in shares of Home Bancorp by 0.8% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 12,162 shares of the company’s stock valued at $341,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in shares of Home Bancorp by 2.5% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 48,653 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,362,000 after buying an additional 1,178 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its position in shares of Home Bancorp by 7.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 168,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,709,000 after buying an additional 11,497 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 41.42% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 27th.

Home Bancorp Company Profile

Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through approximately 30 banking offices in the Greater Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Greater New Orleans and Northshore (of Lake Pontchartrain) regions of south Louisiana and the Natchez and Vicksburg regions of west Mississippi.

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