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How to buy Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana stock

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Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana is a banks-regional business based in the US. Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares (HFBL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana employs 59 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana share price

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Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week range$10.99 - $16.75
50-day moving average $15.52
200-day moving average $13.94
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 11.437
Dividend yield $0.325 (2.15%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.36

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Is it a good time to buy Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana stock?

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Is Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana under- or over-valued?

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

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's P/E ratio

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares trade at around 11x 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.

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana financials

Revenue TTM $19.2 million
Operating margin TTM 32.39%
Gross profit TTM $17.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.94%
Return on equity TTM 9.2%
Profit margin 24.27%
Book value $15.91
Market capitalisation $52.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares

There are currently 377 Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares held short by investors – that's known as Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's "short interest". This figure is 348.8% up from 84 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares can be evaluated.

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares traded daily (recently around 1396.2962962963). Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's SIR currently stands at 0.27. In other words for every 100,000 Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares traded daily on the market, roughly 270 shares are currently held short.

However Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares, or, against the total number of tradable Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0003% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana 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 Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana.

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Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana share dividends

22%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.81% of net profits

Recently Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana has paid out, on average, around 21.81% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.09% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shareholders could enjoy a 2.09% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's case, that would currently equate to about $0.325 per share.

While Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana is investing more in its future growth.

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's shares ever split?

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 March 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana shares which in turn could have impacted Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's share price.

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.9857 up to $16.75. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HFBL.US volatility(beta: 0.61)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 Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's is 0.6133. This would suggest that Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Home Federal Bancorp Incof Louisiana overview

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana operates as the holding company for Home Federal Bank, a federally chartered savings bank that provides financial services to individuals, corporate entities, and other organizations in the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area. It accepts various deposits, such as passbook savings, certificates of deposit, and demand deposit accounts. The company also provides one-to-four family residential real estate loans; commercial-real estate secured loans; multi-family residential loans; commercial business loans; land loans; construction loans; home equity and second mortgage loans; equity lines of credit; and consumer non-real estate loans, including loans secured by deposit accounts, automobile loans, overdrafts, and other unsecured loans. It operates through its main office and seven full-service branch offices located in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Shreveport, Louisiana. .

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