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How to buy Brookline Bancorp stock | $12.04

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Brookline Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Brookline Bancorp shares (BRKL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Brookline Bancorp employs 763 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$216.5 million.

How to buy shares in Brookline Bancorp

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Brookline Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BRKL. 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 Brookline Bancorp 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$12.04, 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 Brookline Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Brookline Bancorp. 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.

Brookline Bancorp share price

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Brookline Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$12.04
52-week rangeUSD$7.9568 - USD$15.9242
50-day moving average USD$11.73
200-day moving average USD$10.0636
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.5
PE ratio 21.633
Dividend yield USD$0.46 (3.9%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.545

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Is it a good time to buy Brookline Bancorp stock?

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Brookline Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $12.04 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-14) -9.41%
1 month (2020-12-22) 5.15%
3 months (2020-10-21) 26.34%
6 months (2020-07-21) 22.48%
1 year (2020-01-21) -24.09%
2 years (2019-01-18) -17.31%
3 years (2018-01-19) 16.55
5 years (2016-01-21) 15.00%

Is Brookline Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Brookline Bancorp's P/E ratio

Brookline Bancorp'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, Brookline Bancorp 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.

Brookline Bancorp's PEG ratio

Brookline Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.38. 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 Brookline Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Brookline Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$216.5 million
Operating margin TTM 28.12%
Gross profit TTM USD$273.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.51%
Return on equity TTM 4.62%
Profit margin 19.94%
Book value $11.842
Market capitalisation USD$932.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Brookline Bancorp shares

There are currently 1.6 million Brookline Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Brookline Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% down from 1.6 million last month.

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

Brookline Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Brookline Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Brookline Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Brookline Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 337597.39696312). Brookline Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 4.61. In other words for every 100,000 Brookline Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4610 shares are currently held short.

However Brookline Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Brookline Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Brookline Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Brookline Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Brookline Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0227% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Brookline Bancorp shares, roughly 23 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 Brookline Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Brookline Bancorp stock.

Brookline Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 86.45% of net profits

Recently Brookline Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 86.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.9% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Brookline Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.9% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Brookline Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.46 per share.

Brookline Bancorp's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Brookline Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Brookline Bancorp's shares ever split?

Brookline Bancorp's shares were split on a 2187:1000 basis on 10 July 2002. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2187 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Brookline Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 54.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Brookline Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Brookline Bancorp's share price.

Brookline Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Brookline Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.9568 up to $15.9242. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BRKL.US volatility(beta: 0.74)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 Brookline Bancorp's is 0.7449. This would suggest that Brookline Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Brookline Bancorp overview

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank, Bank Rhode Island, First Ipswich Bank, and Brookline Securities Corp that provide commercial, business, and retail banking services to corporate, municipal, and retail customers in the United States. Its deposit products include non-interest-bearing demand checking accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, and money market accounts. The company's loan portfolio primarily comprises first mortgage loans secured by commercial, multi-family, and residential real estate properties; loans to business entities comprising commercial lines of credit; loans to condominium associations; loans and leases for equipment financing for small businesses; financing for construction and development projects; and home equity and other consumer loans. It also provides term loans, letters of credit, foreign exchange, cash management, investment advisory, and online and mobile banking services, as well as invests in debt and equity securities. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 51 full-service banking offices in greater Boston, the north shore of Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

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