Brokerages expect Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLD) to report earnings of $0.20 per share

Stock analysts expect Guild Holdings (NYSE:GHLD – Get Rating) to post earnings per share of $0.20 for the current quarter, reports Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have released earnings estimates for Guild. The highest EPS estimate is $0.32 and the lowest is $0.08. Guild reported earnings of $0.87 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative 77% year-over-year growth rate. The company is due to release its next results on Monday, January 1.

According to Zacks, analysts expect Guild to report annual earnings of $1.30 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $1.60. For next year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $2.22 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.87 to $2.55. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average average based on a survey of research companies that cover Guild.

Guild (NYSE:GHLD – Get Rating) last released its quarterly results on Friday, May 6. The company reported earnings per share of $0.53 for the quarter, beating consensus analyst estimates of $0.36 by $0.17. Guild had a net margin of 21.62% and a return on equity of 19.99%. During the same period last year, the company posted EPS of $1.77.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on GHLD shares. JMP Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a target price of $15.00 (from $16.00) on Guild shares in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Guild shares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Friday, March 11 research report. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company downgraded Guild shares from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a price target of $11.00 for the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 28. Two equity research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned the stock a buy rating. According to MarketBeat, Guild has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.30.

GHLD lost $0.16 during Friday’s trading, hitting $10.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,670 shares, compared to an average volume of 22,641. The company has a fifty-day simple moving average of $9.45 and a two-hundred-day simple moving average of 11 $.93. Guild has a 1-year low of $7.18 and a 1-year high of $16.35. The company has a market capitalization of $655.75 million, a price-earnings ratio of 1.99 and a beta of 0.42.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of GHLD. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC increased its position in Guild shares by 9.4% during the fourth quarter. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC now owns 904,162 shares of the company worth $12,685,000 after purchasing an additional 77,519 shares in the last quarter. Algebris UK Ltd increased its position in Guild shares by 46.9% during the 1st quarter. Algebris UK Ltd now owns 140,418 shares in the company worth $1,441,000 after buying an additional 44,844 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in Guild stock during Q4 for $314,000. State Street Corp increased its position in Guild shares by 12.0% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 18,913 shares of the company worth $194,000 after buying 2,023 more shares in the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley bought a new equity stake in Guild during Q1 for $138,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds hold 9.29% of the company’s shares.

Guild Company Profile (Get an assessment)

Guild Holdings Company, a mortgage company, originates, sells and services residential mortgages in the United States. The company operates approximately 260 branches with licenses in 49 states. It issues residential mortgage loans through retail channels and correspondents. The company was incorporated in 1960 and is based in San Diego, California.

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