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How to buy Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock

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Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares (GFED) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Guaranty Federal Bancshares employs 230 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$37.7 million.

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  3. Search for Guaranty Federal Bancshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GFED. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Guaranty Federal Bancshares reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Guaranty Federal Bancshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Guaranty Federal Bancshares. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares share price

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Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$12.187 - USD$23.3713
50-day moving average USD$18.39
200-day moving average USD$15.8204
Wall St. target priceUSD$16
PE ratio 11.9108
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (3.17%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.57

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Is Guaranty Federal Bancshares under- or over-valued?

Valuing Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Guaranty Federal Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares's P/E ratio

Guaranty Federal Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM USD$37.7 million
Operating margin TTM 21.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$37.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.63%
Return on equity TTM 7.87%
Profit margin 18.11%
Book value $20.69
Market capitalisation USD$81.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares

There are currently 541 Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Guaranty Federal Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 52.4% down from 1,136 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares can be evaluated.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Guaranty Federal Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 1865.5172413793). Guaranty Federal Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 0.29. In other words for every 100,000 Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 290 shares are currently held short.

However Guaranty Federal Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Guaranty Federal Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0002% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Guaranty Federal Bancshares.

Find out more about how you can short Guaranty Federal Bancshares stock.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.29% of net profits

Recently Guaranty Federal Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 37.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.24% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Guaranty Federal Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 3.24% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Guaranty Federal Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Guaranty Federal Bancshares's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Guaranty Federal Bancshares may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 15 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Guaranty Federal Bancshares's shares ever split?

Guaranty Federal Bancshares's shares were split on a 1931:1000 basis on 31 December 1997. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1931 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 48.2% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Guaranty Federal Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Guaranty Federal Bancshares's share price.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Guaranty Federal Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.187 up to $23.3713. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GFED.US volatility(beta: 0.59)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Guaranty Federal Bancshares's is 0.5928. This would suggest that Guaranty Federal Bancshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Guaranty Federal Bancshares overview

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. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans, one-to four-family mortgage loans, multi-family residential mortgage loans, and construction loans; and consumer and other loans, such as loans secured by certificates of deposit, automobile loans, boat loans, and home equity loans, as well as business loans. As of December 31, 2019, the company had 16 banking centers in Greene, Christian, Jasper, and Newton Counties and a loan production office in Webster County. Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1913 and is based in Springfield, Missouri.

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