Shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) have been assigned an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned HopFed Bancorp an industry rank of 52 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several brokerages recently commented on HFBC. Zacks Investment Research raised HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. ValuEngine raised HopFed Bancorp from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th.

HopFed Bancorp stock traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $19.66. 2,748 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 86,698. The company has a market capitalization of $130.74 million, a PE ratio of 21.60 and a beta of 0.99. HopFed Bancorp has a fifty-two week low of $13.03 and a fifty-two week high of $19.85. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

HopFed Bancorp (NASDAQ:HFBC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 31st. The savings and loans company reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $8.79 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.00 million. HopFed Bancorp had a return on equity of 6.51% and a net margin of 12.73%. Analysts predict that HopFed Bancorp will post 0.88 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 31st were issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.42%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 28th. HopFed Bancorp’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 30.77%.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in HopFed Bancorp stock. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of HopFed Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ:HFBC) by 23.3% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 19,799 shares of the savings and loans company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,735 shares during the period. Beese Fulmer Investment Management Inc. owned about 0.30% of HopFed Bancorp worth $263,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. 46.13% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About HopFed Bancorp

HopFed Bancorp, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money market accounts, passbook savings accounts, individual retirement accounts, certificates of deposit, and time deposits, as well as non-interest bearing, savings, and interest bearing checking accounts.

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