Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports.

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, ValuEngine raised Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd.

NASDAQ GFED traded down $0.40 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $22.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,505 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,451. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a current ratio of 1.08. The company has a market cap of $101.41 million, a PE ratio of 10.38 and a beta of 0.01. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a fifty-two week low of $20.11 and a fifty-two week high of $27.39.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $9.37 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.10 million. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a return on equity of 13.26% and a net margin of 15.22%. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post 2.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock. Simmons Bank increased its position in shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:GFED) by 17.0% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 11,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,645 shares during the quarter. Simmons Bank owned 0.25% of Guaranty Federal Bancshares worth $247,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. 27.64% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares Company Profile

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Guaranty Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in southwest Missouri. The company's deposit products include checking accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, fixed-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts, as well as demand deposits and NOW accounts.

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