News headlines about Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One. Alpha One, a unit of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Guaranty Federal Bancshares earned a coverage optimism score of 0.24 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 33 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne’s analysis:

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th.

Shares of Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) traded up 1.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $19.80. 3,478 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $19.96 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.96. Guaranty Federal Bancshares has a 12 month low of $15.55 and a 12 month high of $21.95. The stock has a market cap of $87.54 million, a PE ratio of 15.59 and a beta of 0.81.

Guaranty Federal Bancshares (NASDAQ:GFED) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April 18th. The financial services provider reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.02. Guaranty Federal Bancshares had a net margin of 18.49% and a return on equity of 8.03%. The firm had revenue of $6.83 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.62 million. On average, analysts predict that Guaranty Federal Bancshares will post $1.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 14th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 4th were issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 31st. Guaranty Federal Bancshares’s payout ratio is 31.75%.

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About Guaranty Federal Bancshares

Guaranty Federal Bancshares, Inc is the savings and loan holding company for Guaranty Federal Savings Bank (the Bank). The Company operates through banking operation segment. The banking segment is engaged in the business of originating mortgage loans secured by one- to four-family residences, multi-family, construction, commercial and consumer loans.

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