American Century Companies Inc. Increases Holdings in HBT Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBT)

American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in HBT Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:HBT) by 12.0% in the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 93,233 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,000 shares during the period. American Century Companies Inc.’s holdings in HBT Financial were worth $1,623,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Heartland Bank & Trust Co purchased a new stake in HBT Financial during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,509,000. Morgan Stanley raised its holdings in HBT Financial by 58.9% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 56,998 shares of the company’s stock valued at $976,000 after buying an additional 21,127 shares during the period. Citadel Advisors LLC lifted its position in HBT Financial by 29.0% in the first quarter. Citadel Advisors LLC now owns 43,435 shares of the company’s stock worth $744,000 after buying an additional 9,756 shares during the last quarter. Zebra Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in HBT Financial during the first quarter worth $299,000. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in HBT Financial by 4.4% during the first quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 14,671 shares of the company’s stock worth $251,000 after buying an additional 620 shares during the period. 28.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ HBT opened at $15.13 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $16.32 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $17.18. HBT Financial, Inc. has a 1 year low of $11.01 and a 1 year high of $18.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.77. The company has a market cap of $413.62 million, a P/E ratio of 8.01 and a beta of 1.46.

HBT Financial (NASDAQ:HBT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, July 25th. The company reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.04. HBT Financial had a return on equity of 14.16% and a net margin of 31.91%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that HBT Financial, Inc. will post 1.9 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 10th were paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, August 9th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.97%. HBT Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 41.67%.

HBT Financial Company Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HBT Financial (NASDAQ:HBT)

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