News coverage about Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Home Bancorp earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.6848414103647 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on HBCP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. BidaskClub raised shares of Home Bancorp from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th. Finally, Sandler O’Neill reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Home Bancorp in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.00.

Shares of Home Bancorp (HBCP) opened at $43.22 on Tuesday. Home Bancorp has a 1-year low of $32.52 and a 1-year high of $47.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.99 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The company has a market cap of $323.07, a PE ratio of 17.50 and a beta of 0.12.

Home Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBCP) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The bank reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by ($0.04). Home Bancorp had a net margin of 22.54% and a return on equity of 9.72%. The business had revenue of $18.25 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $18.54 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Home Bancorp will post 2.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO John W. Bordelon sold 15,578 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.59, for a total transaction of $679,045.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Kathy J. Bobbs purchased 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $43.09 per share, for a total transaction of $25,854.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,301,152 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 15.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Home Bancorp

Home Bancorp, Inc is a bank holding company for Home Bank, N.A. (the Bank). The Bank conducts business through 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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