Press coverage about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8310668566228 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ HTBI) remained flat at $23.20 during midday trading on Thursday. The company had a trading volume of 26,281 shares. HomeTrust Bancshares has a one year low of $17.28 and a one year high of $27.05. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $23.58 and its 200 day moving average price is $24.22. The company has a market capitalization of $416.12 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.69 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 EPS for the quarter, missing the 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 return on equity of 4.55% and a net margin of 10.31%. On average, analysts anticipate that HomeTrust Bancshares will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

HTBI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of HomeTrust Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Compass Point initiated coverage on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a report on Thursday, May 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $29.00 price objective on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.50.

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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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