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How to buy American River Bankshares stock

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American River Bankshares is a banks-regional business based in the US. American River Bankshares shares (AMRB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Search for American River Bankshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMRB. 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 River 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 River Bankshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of American River 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 River Bankshares share price

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American River Bankshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$7.7948 - USD$15.5
50-day moving average USD$13.5918
200-day moving average USD$11.4889
Wall St. target priceUSD$15.5
PE ratio 12.225
Dividend yield USD$0.28 (1.87%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.2

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Is American River Bankshares under- or over-valued?

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

American River Bankshares's P/E ratio

American River 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 12x. In other words, American River Bankshares shares trade at around 12x 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 River Bankshares's PEG ratio

American River Bankshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.25. 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 River 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 River Bankshares financials

Revenue TTM USD$26.3 million
Operating margin TTM 37.6%
Gross profit TTM USD$26.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.89%
Return on equity TTM 8.02%
Profit margin 26.8%
Book value $15.948
Market capitalisation USD$87.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting American River Bankshares shares

There are currently 23,564 American River Bankshares shares held short by investors – that's known as American River Bankshares's "short interest". This figure is 18.2% down from 28,821 last month.

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

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

American River Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of American River Bankshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of American River Bankshares shares traded daily (recently around 11550.980392157). American River Bankshares's SIR currently stands at 2.04. In other words for every 100,000 American River Bankshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2040 shares are currently held short.

However American River Bankshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of American River Bankshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable American River Bankshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case American River Bankshares's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 American River Bankshares shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0044% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable American River Bankshares shares, roughly 4 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 River Bankshares.

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

American River Bankshares share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.33% of net profits

Recently American River Bankshares has paid out, on average, around 23.33% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), American River Bankshares shareholders could enjoy a 1.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In American River Bankshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.28 per share.

While American River Bankshares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that American River Bankshares is investing more in its future growth.

American River Bankshares's most recent dividend payout was on 17 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have American River Bankshares's shares ever split?

American River Bankshares's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 1 December 2008. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your American River Bankshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for American River Bankshares shares which in turn could have impacted American River Bankshares's share price.

American River Bankshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, American River Bankshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.7948 up to $15.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMRB.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 River Bankshares's is 0.7391. This would suggest that American River Bankshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

American River Bankshares overview

American River Bankshares operates as the holding company for American River Bank that provides commercial banking products and services in the United States. The company accepts checking and savings deposits; and offers money market deposit accounts and certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial, commercial real estate, multi-family real estate, commercial and residential real estate construction, residential real estate, agriculture, consumer, and other installment and term loans, as well as other customary banking services. In addition, the company conducts lease financing for various types of business equipment ranging from computer software to heavy earth-moving equipment. It operates four full-service banking offices in Sacramento County, one full-service banking office in Placer County, two full-service banking offices in Sonoma County, and three full-service banking offices in Amador County. The company serves small and mid-sized businesses, and individuals. The company was formerly known as American River Holdings and changed its name to American River Bankshares in 2004. American River Bankshares was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Rancho Cordova, California.

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