Spark Investment Management LLC held its position in HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 24,700 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC’s holdings in HomeTrust Bancshares were worth $602,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. State Street Corp raised its position in HomeTrust Bancshares by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 351,708 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $9,109,000 after buying an additional 32,702 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in HomeTrust Bancshares by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 489,939 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $12,690,000 after buying an additional 25,399 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its position in HomeTrust Bancshares by 15.6% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 37,859 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $981,000 after buying an additional 5,100 shares during the last quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in HomeTrust Bancshares by 23.5% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 56,302 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,458,000 after buying an additional 10,697 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. raised its position in HomeTrust Bancshares by 30.0% in the first quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 461,930 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,855,000 after buying an additional 106,690 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 58.76% of the company’s stock.

Shares of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI) opened at 22.35 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $24.03 and its 200 day moving average is $24.37. HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. has a 12-month low of $17.28 and a 12-month high of $27.05. The stock has a market capitalization of $400.87 million, a P/E ratio of 34.38 and a beta of 0.31.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $28.63 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $29.53 million. HomeTrust Bancshares had a net margin of 10.31% and a return on equity of 4.55%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. will post $1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on HTBI shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. TheStreet downgraded shares of HomeTrust Bancshares from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Compass Point assumed coverage on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a report on Thursday, May 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of HomeTrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. HomeTrust Bancshares currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.50.

About HomeTrust Bancshares

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc is a bank holding company of HomeTrust Bank (the Bank). The Bank’s principal business consists of attracting deposits from the public and investing those funds, along with borrowed funds, in loans secured primarily by first and second mortgages on one- to four-family residences, including home equity loans, construction and land/lot loans, commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, commercial and industrial loans, indirect automobile, and municipal leases.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI)

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