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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. Banc of California employs 611 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Banc of California share price

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Banc of California shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$7.95 - $21.40
50-day moving average $18.68
200-day moving average $16.34
Wall St. target price$22.65
PE ratio 55.9375
Dividend yield $0.24 (1.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.32

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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 56x. In other words, Banc of California shares trade at around 56x 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 $237.3 million
Operating margin TTM 31.98%
Gross profit TTM $213.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.43%
Return on equity TTM 4.09%
Profit margin 14.14%
Book value $14.02
Market capitalisation $906.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Banc of California shares

There are currently 1.5 million Banc of California shares held short by investors – that's known as Banc of California's "short interest". This figure is 57.3% up from 945,076 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 334921.84684685). Banc of California's SIR currently stands at 4.44. In other words for every 100,000 Banc of California shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4440 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Banc of California shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.046% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Banc of California shares, roughly 46 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.

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Banc of California share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 2.18% of net profits

Recently Banc of California has paid out, on average, around 2.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Banc of California shareholders could enjoy a 1.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Banc of California's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

While Banc of California's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Banc of California is investing more in its future growth.

Banc of California's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Banc of California share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Banc of California's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.9476 up to $21.4. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BANC.US volatility(beta: 1.87)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 1.8709. 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 December 31, 2020, the company operated 29 full-service branches in Southern California.

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