Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to “Sell”

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, March 13th.

According to Zacks, “Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. has a subsidiary corporation offering full banking services. The principal subsidiary, Guaranty Bank, is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, and has nine full-service branches in Greene and Christian Counties and a Loan Production Office in Webster County. Guaranty Bank is a member of the MoneyPass and TransFund ATM networks which provide its customers surcharge free access to over 24,000 ATMs nationwide. “

Separately, Raymond James Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 target price on shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares in a research report on Monday, December 4th.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock traded down $0.13 on Tuesday, hitting $22.87. The stock had a trading volume of 12,965 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,999. The firm has a market cap of $102.82, a P/E ratio of 18.85 and a beta of 0.17. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a one year low of $15.89 and a one year high of $23.71. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 19th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38. The firm had revenue of $7.88 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.62 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 8.82% and a net margin of 15.44%. equities analysts predict that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 96.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,407 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,950 shares during the quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. owned approximately 0.60% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $593,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Institutional investors own 26.25% of the company’s stock.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through banking operation segment. The banking segment is engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residences, multi-family, construction, commercial and consumer loans.

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