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How to buy BankUnited stock | $42.08

Learn how to easily invest in BankUnited stock.

BankUnited Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. BankUnited shares (BKU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BankUnited employs 1,465 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in BankUnited

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BKU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

BankUnited stock price (NYSE: BKU)

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BankUnited shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-16.
Latest market close$42.08
52-week range$22.79 - $49.88
50-day moving average $41.55
200-day moving average $43.24
Wall St. target price$47.29
PE ratio 11.1379
Dividend yield $0.92 (2.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.77

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Is it a good time to buy BankUnited stock?

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BankUnited price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.08 from 2021-10-18

1 week (2021-10-12) 0.50%
1 month (2021-09-17) 4.83%
3 months (2021-07-19) 12.33%
6 months (2021-04-19) -4.30%
1 year (2020-10-19) 74.61%
2 years (2019-10-18) 24.68%
3 years (2018-10-19) 29.80%
5 years (2016-10-19) 42.35%

Is BankUnited under- or over-valued?

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

BankUnited's P/E ratio

BankUnited'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, BankUnited 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.

BankUnited's PEG ratio

BankUnited's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.05. 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 BankUnited's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BankUnited financials

Revenue TTM $938 million
Operating margin TTM 52.68%
Gross profit TTM $706.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.01%
Return on equity TTM 12%
Profit margin 37.86%
Book value $33.91
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BankUnited shares

There are currently 2.4 million BankUnited shares held short by investors – that's known as BankUnited's "short interest". This figure is 21.6% up from 2.0 million last month.

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

BankUnited's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BankUnited's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BankUnited shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BankUnited shares traded daily (recently around 668757.85123967). BankUnited's SIR currently stands at 3.63. In other words for every 100,000 BankUnited shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3630 shares are currently held short.

However BankUnited's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BankUnited shares, or, against the total number of tradable BankUnited shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BankUnited's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BankUnited shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0264% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BankUnited shares, roughly 26 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 BankUnited.

Find out more about how you can short BankUnited stock.

BankUnited share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.71% of net profits

Recently BankUnited has paid out, on average, around 24.71% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BankUnited shareholders could enjoy a 2.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BankUnited's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.

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

BankUnited's most recent dividend payout was on 28 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 October 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

BankUnited share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BankUnited's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.7885 up to $49.8788. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKU.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 BankUnited's is 1.3751. This would suggest that BankUnited's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BankUnited overview

BankUnited, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for BankUnited, a national banking association that provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company offers deposit products, such as checking, money market deposit, and savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and treasury and cash management services. Its loans portfolio includes commercial loans, including equipment loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, formula-based loans, owner-occupied commercial real estate term loans and lines of credit, mortgage warehouse lines, letters of credit, small business administration and U. S. department of agriculture product offerings, export-import bank financing products, trade finance, and business acquisition finance credit facilities; commercial real estate loans; residential mortgages; and other consumer loans. The company also offers online, mobile, and telephone banking services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of BankUnited is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.838% of BankUnited shares are held by insiders and 102.306% by institutions.
How many people work for BankUnited?
Latest data suggests 1,465 work at BankUnited.
When does the fiscal year end for BankUnited?
BankUnited's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is BankUnited based?
BankUnited's address is: 14817 Oak Lane, Miami Lakes, FL, United States, 33016
What is BankUnited's ISIN number?
BankUnited's international securities identification number is: US06652K1034
What is BankUnited's CUSIP number?
BankUnited's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 06652K103

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