Shares of Eagle Bancorp Montana Inc (NASDAQ:EBMT) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two brokers that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a strong buy recommendation.
Analysts have set a 12-month consensus price objective of $23.50 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Eagle Bancorp Montana an industry rank of 95 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Eagle Bancorp Montana from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th.
A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 46,873 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $848,000 after purchasing an additional 1,723 shares during the period. Glacier Peak Capital LLC raised its stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 0.7% during the 4th quarter. Glacier Peak Capital LLC now owns 386,600 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $6,981,000 after purchasing an additional 2,698 shares during the period. US Bancorp DE raised its stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 21.9% during the 4th quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 17,229 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $361,000 after purchasing an additional 3,098 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG raised its stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 37.9% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 13,333 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $279,000 after purchasing an additional 3,664 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Eagle Bancorp Montana by 20.1% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 46,220 shares of the bank’s stock valued at $850,000 after purchasing an additional 7,720 shares during the period. 47.31% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Eagle Bancorp Montana (EBMT) opened at $20.05 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $100.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.47, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.34. Eagle Bancorp Montana has a twelve month low of $17.35 and a twelve month high of $21.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.72, a current ratio of 0.99 and a quick ratio of 0.97.
Eagle Bancorp Montana (NASDAQ:EBMT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The bank reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $9.81 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 forecast that Eagle Bancorp Montana will post 1.47 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 9th were paid a dividend of $0.09 per share. This represents a $0.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 8th. Eagle Bancorp Montana’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 34.95%.
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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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