1. Home BancsharesHome Bancshares ( HOMB) of Conway, Ark., closed at $28.59 Thursday, returning 11% year-to-date, following a 19% return during 2011. Based on a 10-cent quarterly payout, the shares have a dividend yield of 1.40%. Home Bancshares had $4.1 billion in total assets as of March 31, with 84 branches in Arkansas, Alabama and Florida. The company has been expanding over the past few years through a series of acquisitions, the most recent of which was Vision Bank of Panama City, Fla., which was purchased from Park National Corp. ( PRK), and included 17 branches in Alabama and Florida. The company's ROA has ranged from 1.38% to 1.58% over the past five quarters. The shares trade for just over twice their tangible book value, and for 13 times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $2.26. The consensus 2012 EPS estimate is $2.17. FIG Partners analyst Brian Martin rates Home Bancshares "Outperform," with a $32 price target, saying in late April that "upside from current levels exists as profitability ramps up at the company's Florida/Alabama operations." Home Bancshares repurchased 205,600 shares during the first quarter, and Martin believes that "excess capital and strong earnings power should allow for increased dividends and additional share repurchase; however, the priority is deploying excess capital into M&A." The analyst estimates that Home Bancshares will earn $2.18 a share this year, followed by 2013 EPS of $2.29. Interested in more Home Bancshares? See TheStreet Ratings' report card for this stock. -- Written by Philip van Doorn in Jupiter, Fla. To contact the writer, click here: Philip van Doorn. To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/PhilipvanDoorn. To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.