Is that what Sustainable Earning stands for?: Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH)

Hilltop Holdings Inc. [HTH] stock is trading at $30.60, up 4.22%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The HTH shares have gain 0.49% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -8.77%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 26, January 2023, Hilltop Holdings Inc. Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HTH) (“Hilltop”) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2022. Hilltop produced income to common stockholders of $25.6 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2022, compared to $62.2 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2021. Income to common stockholders for the full year 2022 was $113.1 million, or $1.60 per diluted share, compared to $374.5 million, or $4.61 per diluted share, for the full year 2021. Hilltop’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2022 included significant decreases in year-over-year mortgage origination segment net gains from sales of loans and other mortgage production income, while the banking segment recorded a provision for credit losses as opposed to a reversal of credit losses in respective prior year periods.

From an analyst’s perspective:

Hilltop Holdings Inc. [NYSE: HTH] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on July 07, 2022, when Raymond James downgraded its rating to a Underperform. Previously, Raymond James downgraded its rating to Mkt Perform on July 26, 2021. On April 27, 2021, downgrade downgraded it’s rating to Equal-Weight but maintained its price target of $37 on the stock. Piper Sandler started tracking the stock assigning a Neutral rating and suggested a price target of $36 on April 14, 2021. Compass Point downgraded its rating to a Neutral but $31 remained the price target by the analyst firm on February 02, 2021. Stephens upgraded its rating to Overweight for this stock on August 14, 2020. In a note dated August 29, 2019, Raymond James upgraded an Outperform rating on this stock but restated the target price of $26.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. [HTH] stock has fluctuated between $24.18 and $34.87 over the past year. Hilltop Holdings Inc. [NYSE: HTH] shares were valued at $30.60 at the most recent close of the market.

Analyzing the HTH fundamentals

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 28.94 points at the first support level, and at 27.29 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 31.85, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 33.11.

Hilltop Holdings Inc. [HTH] reported earnings per share of $0.39 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 12/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.26/share, meaning a difference of $0.13 and a surprise factor of 50.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 9/29/2022 were $0.5 per share as compared to estimates of $0.22 per share, a difference of $0.28 representing a surprise of 127.30%.

Ratios To Look Out For

Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 1.66, the price to book ratio is 0.95 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 18.88.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 26 insider purchases of 319,817 shares and 12 insider sales of 36,852 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis. Recent insider trading involved Feinberg Hill A, Director, that happened on Mar 08 when 20999.0 shares were sold. Director, Feinberg Hill A completed a deal on Mar 07 to sell 9001.0 shares. Meanwhile, Director Feinberg Hill A sold 1500.0 shares on Mar 07.