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How to buy Banc of California stock

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Banc of California, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Banc of California shares (BANC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Banc of California

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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 Banc of California. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BANC. 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 Banc of California 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 Banc of California, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Banc of California. 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.

Banc of California share price

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Banc of California shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$6.3409 - USD$20
50-day moving average USD$17.9418
200-day moving average USD$13.7233
Wall St. target priceUSD$20.42
PE ratio 186
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.052

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Is it a good time to buy Banc of California stock?

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Is Banc of California under- or over-valued?

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

Banc of California's P/E ratio

Banc of California's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 186x. In other words, Banc of California shares trade at around 186x recent earnings.

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

Banc of California's PEG ratio

Banc of California's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.15. 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 Banc of California's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Banc of California financials

Revenue TTM USD$213.8 million
Operating margin TTM 12.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$213.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.16%
Return on equity TTM 1.39%
Profit margin 5.88%
Book value $14.177
Market capitalisation USD$950.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banc of California shares

There are currently 1.0 million Banc of California shares held short by investors – that's known as Banc of California's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% up from 1.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Banc of California shares can be evaluated.

Banc of California's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Banc of California's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Banc of California shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Banc of California shares traded daily (recently around 225150.77951002). Banc of California's SIR currently stands at 4.49. In other words for every 100,000 Banc of California shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4490 shares are currently held short.

However Banc of California's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Banc of California shares, or, against the total number of tradable Banc of California shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Banc of California's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Banc of California shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0334% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Banc of California shares, roughly 33 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 Banc of California.

Find out more about how you can short Banc of California stock.

Banc of California share dividends

We're not expecting Banc of California to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Banc of California share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banc of California's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.3409 up to $20. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BANC.US volatility(beta: 1.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Banc of California's is 1.9034. This would suggest that Banc of California's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Banc of California overview

Banc of California, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Banc of California, National Association that provides banking products and services in the United States. The company offers deposit products, including checking, savings, money market, retirement, and interest-bearing and noninterest-bearing demand accounts, as well as certificate of deposits. It also provides various commercial and consumer loan products, such as commercial and industrial loans; commercial real estate and multifamily loans; construction loans; single family residential mortgage loans; warehouse and indirect/direct leveraged lending; home equity lines of credit; small business administration loans; and other consumer loans. In addition, the company offers automated bill payment, cash and treasury management, foreign exchange, card payment, remote and mobile deposit capture, automated clearing house origination, wire transfer, direct deposit, and internet banking services; and master demand accounts, interest rate swaps, and safe deposit boxes. Further, it invests in collateralized loan obligations, agency securities, municipal bonds, agency residential mortgage-backed securities, and corporate debt securities. As of October 27, 2020, the company operated 31 full-service branches in Southern California. The company was formerly known as First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to Banc of California, Inc. in July 2013. Banc of California, Inc. was founded in 1941 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

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