Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact HomeTrust Bancshares (HTBI) Share Price

News coverage about HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HomeTrust Bancshares earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.6838075686136 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

HTBI traded up $0.05 on Tuesday, hitting $26.55. 4,873 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 36,251. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74. HomeTrust Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $21.40 and a fifty-two week high of $28.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $500.26, a P/E ratio of 28.24 and a beta of 0.23.

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HomeTrust Bancshares (NASDAQ:HTBI) last issued its earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The financial services provider reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.08. HomeTrust Bancshares had a negative net margin of 0.05% and a positive return on equity of 5.65%. The company had revenue of $30.02 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $29.59 million.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Sandler O’Neill set a $28.00 price target on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of HomeTrust Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, February 11th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “neutral” rating on shares of HomeTrust Bancshares in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.00.

In other HomeTrust Bancshares news, EVP Keith J. Houghton sold 6,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $27.55, for a total transaction of $165,300.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 9,412 shares in the company, valued at $259,300.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 6.34% of the company’s stock.

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About HomeTrust Bancshares

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for HomeTrust Bank that provides a range of retail and commercial banking products. Its deposit products consist of savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as certificates of deposit for individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations.

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