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Citizens & Northern Corporation is a banks—regional business based in the US. Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares (CZNC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Citizens-and-Northern Corporation employs 337 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$74.8 million.

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  3. Search for Citizens-and-Northern Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CZNC. 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 Citizens-and-Northern Corporation 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$17.14, 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 Citizens-and-Northern Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Citizens-and-Northern Corporation. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$17.14, which is 34.88% down on its pre-crash value of USD$26.32 and 9.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$15.6881.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$673.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$665.89.

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation share price

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Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$17.14
52-week rangeUSD$14.92 - USD$29.064
50-day moving average USD$16.7671
200-day moving average USD$18.1923
Wall St. target priceUSD$20
PE ratio 11.906
Dividend yield USD$1.08 (5.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.482

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Is it a good time to buy Citizens-and-Northern Corporation stock?

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Citizens-and-Northern Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.14 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-14) 1.90%
1 month (2020-09-22) 11.01%
3 months (2020-07-21) -11.79%
6 months (2020-04-21) -5.30%
1 year (2019-10-21) -34.53%
2 years (2018-10-19) -32.44%
3 years (2017-10-20) -34.56%
5 years (2015-10-21) -13.96%

Is Citizens-and-Northern Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's P/E ratio

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

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$74.8 million
Operating margin TTM 35.14%
Gross profit TTM USD$72.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.21%
Return on equity TTM 8.22%
Profit margin 27.24%
Book value $18.526
Market capitalisation USD$281.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares

There are currently 173,988 Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% up from 152,294 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 33915.789473684). Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.13. In other words for every 100,000 Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5130 shares are currently held short.

However Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0113% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares, roughly 11 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 Citizens-and-Northern Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Citizens-and-Northern Corporation stock.

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 68.35% of net profits

Recently Citizens-and-Northern Corporation has paid out, on average, around 68.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 5.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation'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.

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 7 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's shares ever split?

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's shares were split on a 101:100 basis on 28 December 2007. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 101 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Citizens-and-Northern Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's share price.

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.92 up to $29.064. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's is 0.3249. This would suggest that Citizens-and-Northern Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Citizens-and-Northern Corporation overview

Citizens & Northern Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Citizens & Northern Bank that provides a range of banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in North Central Pennsylvania and Southern New York. The company offers deposit products, including various types of checking accounts, passbook and statement savings accounts, money market accounts, interest checking accounts, individual retirement accounts, and certificates of deposits. It also provides lending products comprising mortgage loans, commercial loans, and consumer loans, as well as commercial letters-of-credit. In addition, the company offers trust and financial management services consisting of administration of trusts and estates, retirement plans, and other employee benefit plans; investment management services; and a range of personal and commercial insurance products, as well as mutual funds, annuities, educational savings accounts, and other investment products through registered agents. Further, it reinsures credit and mortgage, life and accident, and health insurance products. The company operates 30 banking offices in Bradford, Cameron, Lycoming, McKean, Potter, Sullivan, Tioga, and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, as well as Steuben and Chemung County in New York; and a loan production office in Elmira, New York. Citizens & Northern Corporation was founded in 1864 and is based in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

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