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How to buy Bankwell Financial Group stock | $19.05

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Bankwell Financial Group, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Bankwell Financial Group shares (BWFG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Bankwell Financial Group employs 157 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$49.5 million.

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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 Bankwell Financial Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BWFG. 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 Bankwell Financial Group 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. At last close price of USD$19.05, 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 Bankwell Financial Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Bankwell Financial Group. 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.

Bankwell Financial Group share price

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Bankwell Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$19.05
52-week rangeUSD$11.7453 - USD$28.4748
50-day moving average USD$18.677
200-day moving average USD$16.242
Wall St. target priceUSD$19.5
PE ratio 16.0522
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (3.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.15

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Is it a good time to buy Bankwell Financial Group stock?

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Bankwell Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.05 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-08) -1.65%
1 month (2020-12-15) -5.41%
3 months (2020-10-15) 24.19%
6 months (2020-07-15) 20.88%
1 year (2020-01-15) -31.47%
2 years (2019-01-15) -34.13%
3 years (2018-01-12) 35.36
5 years (2016-01-15) 19.46

Is Bankwell Financial Group under- or over-valued?

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

Bankwell Financial Group's P/E ratio

Bankwell Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Bankwell Financial Group shares trade at around 16x 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.

Bankwell Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$49.5 million
Operating margin TTM 23.8%
Gross profit TTM USD$58.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.45%
Return on equity TTM 5.16%
Profit margin 18.26%
Book value $22.555
Market capitalisation USD$145.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bankwell Financial Group shares

There are currently 105,872 Bankwell Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Bankwell Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 2% up from 103,764 last month.

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

Bankwell Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Bankwell Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Bankwell Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Bankwell Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 10704.954499494). Bankwell Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 9.89. In other words for every 100,000 Bankwell Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9890 shares are currently held short.

However Bankwell Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Bankwell Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Bankwell Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Bankwell Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bankwell Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bankwell Financial Group shares, roughly 16 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Bankwell Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short Bankwell Financial Group stock.

Bankwell Financial Group share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.7% of net profits

Recently Bankwell Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 48.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bankwell Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bankwell Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

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

Bankwell Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 23 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Bankwell Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bankwell Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.7453 up to $28.4748. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BWFG.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 Bankwell Financial Group's is 0.7711. This would suggest that Bankwell Financial Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bankwell Financial Group overview

Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Bankwell Bank that provides a range of banking products and services to commercial and consumer customers in Connecticut. It accepts checking, savings, and money market accounts; and time, demand, and NOW deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial lending products, including residential real estate loans, owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, commercial real estate investment loans, business term loans, equipment financing, and lines of credit to small and medium-sized businesses, as well as real estate construction and development loans; and consumer loans, such as loans secured by savings or certificate accounts, or automobiles, as well as unsecured personal loans and overdraft lines of credit. It operates through a network of 12 branches. The company was formerly known as BNC Financial Group, Inc. and changed its name to Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. in September 2013. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut.

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