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How to buy Central Pacific Financial stock | $20.66

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Central Pacific Financial Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Central Pacific Financial shares (CPF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Central Pacific Financial employs 789 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$197.7 million.

How to buy shares in Central Pacific Financial

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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 Central Pacific Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CPF. 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 Central Pacific Financial 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$20.66, 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 Central Pacific Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Central Pacific Financial. 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.

Central Pacific Financial share price

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Central Pacific Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$20.66
52-week rangeUSD$11.9093 - USD$28.5405
50-day moving average USD$17.5082
200-day moving average USD$15.6914
Wall St. target priceUSD$20
PE ratio 13.6664
Dividend yield USD$0.92 (4.84%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.391

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Central Pacific Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.66 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-15) -0.34%
1 month (2020-12-22) 11.08%
3 months (2020-10-22) 37.46%
6 months (2020-07-22) 38.10%
1 year (2020-01-22) -27.86%
2 years (2019-01-22) -21.92%
3 years (2018-01-22) 31.27
5 years (2016-01-22) 7.55%

Is Central Pacific Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Central Pacific Financial's P/E ratio

Central Pacific 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 14x. In other words, Central Pacific Financial shares trade at around 14x 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.

Central Pacific Financial's PEG ratio

Central Pacific Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.48. 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 Central Pacific 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.

Central Pacific Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$197.7 million
Operating margin TTM 26.75%
Gross profit TTM USD$218.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.62%
Return on equity TTM 7.35%
Profit margin 19.88%
Book value $19.301
Market capitalisation USD$535.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Central Pacific Financial shares

There are currently 423,344 Central Pacific Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Central Pacific Financial's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% down from 450,766 last month.

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

Central Pacific Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Central Pacific Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Central Pacific Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Central Pacific Financial shares traded daily (recently around 177131.38075314). Central Pacific Financial's SIR currently stands at 2.39. In other words for every 100,000 Central Pacific Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2390 shares are currently held short.

However Central Pacific Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Central Pacific Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Central Pacific Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Central Pacific Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Central Pacific Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0211% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Central Pacific Financial shares, roughly 21 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 Central Pacific Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Central Pacific Financial stock.

Central Pacific Financial share dividends

67%

Dividend payout ratio: 66.67% of net profits

Recently Central Pacific Financial has paid out, on average, around 66.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Central Pacific Financial shareholders could enjoy a 4.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Central Pacific Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.

Central Pacific Financial'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.

Central Pacific Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Central Pacific Financial's shares ever split?

Central Pacific Financial's shares were split on a 1:20 basis on 3 February 2011. So if you had owned 20 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Central Pacific Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Central Pacific Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Central Pacific Financial's share price.

Central Pacific Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Central Pacific Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.9093 up to $28.5405. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CPF.US volatility(beta: 1.28)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 Central Pacific Financial's is 1.2803. This would suggest that Central Pacific Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Central Pacific Financial overview

Central Pacific Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Central Pacific Bank that provides commercial banking products and services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Banking Operations, Treasury, and All Others. It offers various deposit products and services, including personal and business checking and savings accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposit. The company's lending activities comprise commercial loans, financial and agricultural loans, commercial mortgages, construction loans, and leases to small and medium-sized companies, business professionals, and real estate investors and developers, as well as residential mortgages, home equity, and consumer loans to local homebuyers and individuals. Central Pacific Financial Corp. also provides debit cards, internet and mobile banking, cash management services, traveler's checks, safe deposit boxes, international banking services, night depository facilities, foreign exchange and wire transfers, trust services, retail brokerage, and wholesale funding services. In addition, the company offers wealth management products and services, including non-deposit investment products, annuities, insurance, investment management, asset custody, and general consultation and planning services. As of December 31, 2019, it operated 35 branches and 77 automated teller machines in the state of Hawaii. The company was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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