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How to buy Century Bancorp stock

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Century Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Century Bancorp shares (CNBKA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Century Bancorp employs 418 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Century Bancorp share price

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Century Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$57.61 - $121.32
50-day moving average $104.17
200-day moving average $85.69
Wall St. target price$16.00
PE ratio 14.6757
Dividend yield $0.6 (0.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.77

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Is Century Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Century Bancorp's P/E ratio

Century 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 15x. In other words, Century Bancorp shares trade at around 15x 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.

Century Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $125 million
Operating margin TTM 39.99%
Gross profit TTM $120.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.67%
Return on equity TTM 12%
Profit margin 34.65%
Book value $68.49
Market capitalisation $634.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Century Bancorp shares

There are currently 23,037 Century Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Century Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 33.5% down from 34,664 last month.

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

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

Century Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Century Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Century Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 34904.545454545). Century Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 0.66. In other words for every 100,000 Century Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 660 shares are currently held short.

However Century Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Century Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Century Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Century Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Century Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0087% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Century Bancorp shares, roughly 9 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 Century Bancorp.

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

Century Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 6.8% of net profits

Recently Century Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 6.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Century Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 0.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Century Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Century Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Century Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.

Century Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 16 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Century Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Century Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $57.6108 up to $121.32. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CNBKA.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 Century Bancorp's is 0.9619. This would suggest that Century Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Century Bancorp overview

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services. The company accepts savings accounts, NOW accounts, demand deposits, time deposits, and money market accounts, as well as cash management accounts. It offers single-family and multi-family residential loans, commercial and residential real estate loans, municipal loans, and various consumer loans, as well as provides loans for the construction of residential homes, multi-family properties, commercial real estate properties, and land development. The company also provides automated lockbox collection, cash management, and account reconciliation services to corporate and institutional customers, as well as to the municipal market; and securities brokerage services. It serves commercial enterprises, state and local governments and agencies, non-profit organizations, and individuals in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Virginia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. As of January 19, 2021, the company operated twenty-seven full-service branches in the Greater Boston area.

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