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How to buy Bankwell Financial Group stock

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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 125 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Bankwell Financial Group share price

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Bankwell Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$12.01 - $28.79
50-day moving average $27.23
200-day moving average $21.43
Wall St. target price$25.00
PE ratio 21.3302
Dividend yield $0.56 (2.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.29

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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 21x. In other words, Bankwell Financial Group shares trade at around 21x 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 $55.8 million
Operating margin TTM 32.37%
Gross profit TTM $50.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.48%
Return on equity TTM 5.71%
Profit margin 18.32%
Book value $24.22
Market capitalisation $218.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Bankwell Financial Group shares

There are currently 156,068 Bankwell Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Bankwell Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 9.1% up from 142,991 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 30782.642998028). Bankwell Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 5.07. In other words for every 100,000 Bankwell Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5070 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Bankwell Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0268% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Bankwell Financial Group shares, roughly 27 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


Dividend payout ratio: 31.22% of net profits

Recently Bankwell Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 31.22% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.06% 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 2.06% 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 24 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 February 2021 (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 $12.0086 up to $28.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BWFG.US volatility(beta: 0.88)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 0.877. 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. Its deposit products include 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 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, and automobiles, as well as unsecured personal loans and overdraft lines of credit. It operates through branch offices in New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Fairfield, Darien, Westport, Wilton, and Hamden, Connecticut. The company was formerly known as BNC Financial Group, Inc. and changed its name to Bankwell Financial Group, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Bankwell Financial Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 23.529% of Bankwell Financial Group shares are held by insiders and 51.732% by institutions.
How many people work for Bankwell Financial Group?
Latest data suggests 125 work at Bankwell Financial Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Bankwell Financial Group?
Bankwell Financial Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Bankwell Financial Group based?
Bankwell Financial Group's address is: 220 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT, United States, 06840
What is Bankwell Financial Group's ISIN number?
Bankwell Financial Group's international securities identification number is: US06654A1034
What is Bankwell Financial Group's CUSIP number?
Bankwell Financial Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 06654A103

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