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How to buy American National Bankshares stock

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American National Bankshares Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. American National Bankshares shares (AMNB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. American National Bankshares employs 342 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$91.7 million.

How to buy shares in American National Bankshares

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for American National Bankshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMNB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until American National Bankshares reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of American National Bankshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American National Bankshares. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

American National Bankshares share price

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American National Bankshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$17.9472 - USD$32.293
50-day moving average USD$28.7152
200-day moving average USD$25.2807
Wall St. target priceUSD$30.67
PE ratio 11.1648
Dividend yield USD$1.08 (3.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.73

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Is it a good time to buy American National Bankshares stock?

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Is American National Bankshares under- or over-valued?

Valuing American National Bankshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of American National Bankshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

American National Bankshares's P/E ratio

American National Bankshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, American National Bankshares shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

American National Bankshares's PEG ratio

American National Bankshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.19. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into American National Bankshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

American National Bankshares financials

Revenue TTM USD$91.7 million
Operating margin TTM 43.07%
Gross profit TTM USD$91.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.09%
Return on equity TTM 9.13%
Profit margin 32.75%
Book value $30.767
Market capitalisation USD$334.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American National Bankshares shares

There are currently 109,999 American National Bankshares shares held short by investors – that's known as American National Bankshares's "short interest". This figure is 13.1% up from 97,221 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting American National Bankshares shares can be evaluated.

American National Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

American National Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American National Bankshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American National Bankshares shares traded daily (recently around 25640.792540793). American National Bankshares's SIR currently stands at 4.29. In other words for every 100,000 American National Bankshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4290 shares are currently held short.

However American National Bankshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American National Bankshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable American National Bankshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American National Bankshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American National Bankshares shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0104% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American National Bankshares shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against American National Bankshares.

Find out more about how you can short American National Bankshares stock.

American National Bankshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 39.56% of net profits

Recently American National Bankshares has paid out, on average, around 39.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American National Bankshares shareholders could enjoy a 3.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American National Bankshares's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

While American National Bankshares's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that American National Bankshares may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

American National Bankshares's most recent dividend payout was on 19 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American National Bankshares's shares ever split?

American National Bankshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 July 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American National Bankshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American National Bankshares shares which in turn could have impacted American National Bankshares's share price.

American National Bankshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American National Bankshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.9472 up to $32.293. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMNB.US volatility(beta: 1.11)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while American National Bankshares's is 1.1121. This would suggest that American National Bankshares's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

American National Bankshares overview

American National Bankshares Inc. operates as the bank holding company for American National Bank and Trust Company that provides financial products and services. The company operates through two segments, Community Banking, and Trust and Investment Services. It accepts deposit products, including checking, money market, savings, and consumer and commercial time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. The company's loan products comprise commercial and residential real estate loans, commercial loans to small and medium-sized businesses, construction and land development loans, home equity loans, mortgage loans, and consumer loans. It also offers trust and investment services, such as estate planning, trust account administration, and retail brokerage services; online and telephone banking services; insurance services; and investment management services, including purchasing equity, fixed income, and mutual fund investments for customer accounts, as well as operates thirty-eight automated teller machines. As of December 31, 2019, it operated twenty-six banking offices; and one loan production offices in Roanoke, Virginia. American National Bankshares Inc. was founded in 1909 and is headquartered in Danville, Virginia.

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