Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) has received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight analysts that are covering the company. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $24.80.
A number of equities analysts recently commented on HTH shares. FBR & Co increased their price objective on Hilltop Holdings from $20.50 to $24.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hilltop Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. TheStreet downgraded Hilltop Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods increased their price objective on Hilltop Holdings from $23.00 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, July 29th.
In other Hilltop Holdings news, insider Jerry Schaffner sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.36, for a total transaction of $111,800.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 22.60% of the company’s stock.
Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HTH. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. acquired a new stake in Hilltop Holdings during the second quarter valued at $3,822,000. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in Hilltop Holdings by 8.5% in the second quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 80,271 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,685,000 after buying an additional 6,257 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in Hilltop Holdings by 5.8% in the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 132,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,779,000 after buying an additional 7,200 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Hilltop Holdings by 1.4% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 363,339 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,626,000 after buying an additional 5,039 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cambiar Investors LLC acquired a new stake in Hilltop Holdings during the second quarter valued at $27,034,000. 53.89% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH) opened at 23.38 on Friday. Hilltop Holdings has a 52 week low of $14.28 and a 52 week high of $23.68. The company has a 50 day moving average of $22.47 and a 200-day moving average of $21.06. The company has a market cap of $2.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.37 and a beta of 0.48.
Hilltop Holdings (NYSE:HTH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 28th. The company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.06. Hilltop Holdings had a return on equity of 7.20% and a net margin of 7.58%. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share.
Hilltop Holdings Company Profile
Hilltop Holdings Inc is a financial holding Company. The Company provides business and consumer banking services from offices located throughout Texas through PlainsCapital Corporation (the Bank). It has three operating business units, which include PlainsCapital (banking and mortgage origination), Hilltop Securities Holdings LLC (Securities Holdings) and National Lloyds Corporation (NLC).
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