Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ:EBMT) SVP Tracy A. Zepeda sold 669 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.28, for a total value of $13,567.32. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 7,076 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $143,501.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ EBMT) opened at $19.70 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $98.02, a PE ratio of 14.92, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.33 and a beta of 0.33. Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc has a 52 week low of $17.35 and a 52 week high of $21.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 0.99.

Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $9.81 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.85 million. Eagle Bancorp Montana had a return on equity of 8.73% and a net margin of 9.73%. equities research analysts anticipate that Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc will post 1.47 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 8th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio is currently 34.95%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. grew its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 20.2% during the 4th quarter. Deprince Race & Zollo Inc. now owns 232,781 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $4,877,000 after purchasing an additional 39,142 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 14.9% during the 4th quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 232,747 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $4,876,000 after purchasing an additional 30,226 shares during the period. Maltese Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana during the 4th quarter valued at about $3,666,000. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana by 307.5% during the 4th quarter. Kennedy Capital Management Inc. now owns 156,973 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $3,289,000 after purchasing an additional 118,456 shares during the period. Finally, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana during the 4th quarter valued at about $2,034,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 32.79% of the company’s stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st.

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Eagle Bancorp Montana Company Profile

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc is the bank holding company for Opportunity Bank of Montana (the Bank). The Bank is a Montana-chartered commercial bank. The Bank has equity investments in Certified Development Entities, which have received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The Company offers wealth management services at its locations through financial advisors employed by the Bank.

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