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How to buy Boston Private Financial stock

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Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Boston Private Financial shares (BPFH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Boston Private Financial employs 804 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Boston Private Financial share price

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Boston Private Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$4.92 - $15.25
50-day moving average $13.89
200-day moving average $10.89
Wall St. target price$13.72
PE ratio 22.003
Dividend yield $0.3 (2.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.67

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Is Boston Private Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Boston Private Financial's P/E ratio

Boston Private Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Boston Private Financial shares trade at around 22x 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.

Boston Private Financial's PEG ratio

Boston Private Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.66. 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 Boston Private Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Boston Private Financial financials

Revenue TTM $326.1 million
Operating margin TTM 26.6%
Gross profit TTM $295.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.57%
Return on equity TTM 6.52%
Profit margin 16.87%
Book value $10.41
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Boston Private Financial shares

There are currently 4.2 million Boston Private Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Boston Private Financial's "short interest". This figure is 6% up from 4.0 million last month.

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

Boston Private Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Boston Private Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Boston Private Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Boston Private Financial shares traded daily (recently around 837034.53093812). Boston Private Financial's SIR currently stands at 5.01. In other words for every 100,000 Boston Private Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5010 shares are currently held short.

However Boston Private Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Boston Private Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Boston Private Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Boston Private Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Boston Private Financial shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0687% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boston Private Financial shares, roughly 69 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 Boston Private Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Boston Private Financial stock.

Boston Private Financial share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32.89% of net profits

Recently Boston Private Financial has paid out, on average, around 32.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Boston Private Financial shareholders could enjoy a 1.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Boston Private Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.3 per share.

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

Boston Private Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 20 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Boston Private Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Boston Private Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.9242 up to $15.25. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BPFH.US volatility(beta: 1.03)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 Boston Private Financial's is 1.0336. This would suggest that Boston Private Financial's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Boston Private Financial overview

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Boston Private Bank & Trust Company that provides a range of banking services in the United States. It operates in three segments: Private Banking, Wealth Management and Trust, and Affiliate Partners. The company accepts deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings and NOW accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan products include loans to individuals, such as residential mortgage loans, mortgage loans on investment or vacation properties, unsecured and secured personal lines of credits, home equity loans, and overdraft protection; and loans to businesses consisting of commercial and mortgage loans, revolving lines of credit, working capital loans, equipment financing, community lending programs, and construction and land loans. In addition, it provides wealth management solutions comprising planning-based financial strategies, wealth management, family office, financial planning, tax planning, and trust services to individuals, families, institutions, and nonprofit institutions. Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.

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