LSV Asset Management Takes $426,000 Position in HBT Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBT)

LSV Asset Management purchased a new stake in HBT Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBT) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 24,900 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $426,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Citigroup Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of HBT Financial by 312.3% in the 4th quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 1,938 shares of the company’s stock valued at $29,000 after buying an additional 1,468 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its position in HBT Financial by 8.0% in the 4th quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 10,829 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP bought a new stake in HBT Financial in the 4th quarter valued at about $166,000. Rhumbline Advisers bought a new stake in HBT Financial in the 4th quarter valued at about $167,000. Finally, Proequities Inc. raised its position in shares of HBT Financial by 27.3% during the 4th quarter. Proequities Inc. now owns 12,790 shares of the company’s stock worth $194,000 after buying an additional 2,745 shares in the last quarter. 28.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of HBT opened at $18.50 on Monday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $17.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.79. HBT Financial, Inc. has a 52 week low of $10.40 and a 52 week high of $18.78. The company has a market capitalization of $506.27 million, a PE ratio of 12.42 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 0.82.

HBT Financial (NASDAQ:HBT) last posted its earnings results on Sunday, April 25th. The company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.14. HBT Financial had a net margin of 24.93% and a return on equity of 12.63%. On average, equities analysts forecast that HBT Financial, Inc. will post 1.36 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 18th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 11th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 10th. HBT Financial’s payout ratio is 17.49%.

A number of analysts have commented on HBT shares. Raymond James downgraded shares of HBT Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HBT Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 2nd.

About HBT Financial

HBT Financial, Inc operates as the bank holding company for Heartland Bank and Trust Company and State Bank of Lincoln that provides business, commercial, and retail banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and municipal entities. It offers money market, savings, checking, HSA, IRA, and interest-bearing transaction accounts; time, brokered, and noninterest-bearing demand deposits; and certificates of deposits.

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