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How to buy City Holding Company stock | $69.55

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City Holding Company is a banks-regional business based in the US. City Holding Company shares (CHCO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. City Holding Company employs 921 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$229.1 million.

How to buy shares in City Holding Company

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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 City Holding Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHCO. 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 City Holding Company 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$69.55, 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 City Holding Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of City Holding Company. 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.

City Holding Company share price

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City Holding Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$69.55
52-week rangeUSD$52.0735 - USD$80.4875
50-day moving average USD$68.0188
200-day moving average USD$63.4709
Wall St. target priceUSD$68
PE ratio 12.5714
Dividend yield USD$2.32 (3.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.53

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Is it a good time to buy City Holding Company stock?

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City Holding Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $69.55 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) -3.40%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.78%
3 months (2020-10-16) 17.86%
6 months (2020-07-17) 9.87%
1 year (2020-01-17) -15.12%
2 years (2019-01-18) -1.71%
3 years (2018-01-18) 2.34%
5 years (2016-01-15) 66.35%

Is City Holding Company under- or over-valued?

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

City Holding Company's P/E ratio

City Holding Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, City Holding Company shares trade at around 13x 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.

City Holding Company's PEG ratio

City Holding Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.88. 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 City Holding Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

City Holding Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$229.1 million
Operating margin TTM 49.98%
Gross profit TTM USD$231.1 million
Return on assets TTM 1.72%
Return on equity TTM 13.42%
Profit margin 39.27%
Book value $43.624
Market capitalisation USD$1.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting City Holding Company shares

There are currently 399,388 City Holding Company shares held short by investors – that's known as City Holding Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 400,385 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting City Holding Company shares can be evaluated.

City Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

City Holding Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of City Holding Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of City Holding Company shares traded daily (recently around 51801.297016861). City Holding Company's SIR currently stands at 7.71. In other words for every 100,000 City Holding Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7710 shares are currently held short.

However City Holding Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of City Holding Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable City Holding Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case City Holding Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 City Holding Company shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0355% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable City Holding Company shares, roughly 36 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 City Holding Company.

Find out more about how you can short City Holding Company stock.

City Holding Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 48.83% of net profits

Recently City Holding Company has paid out, on average, around 48.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), City Holding Company shareholders could enjoy a 3.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In City Holding Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.32 per share.

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

City Holding Company's most recent dividend payout was on 29 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have City Holding Company's shares ever split?

City Holding Company's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 30 October 1996. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your City Holding Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for City Holding Company shares which in turn could have impacted City Holding Company's share price.

City Holding Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, City Holding Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.0735 up to $80.4875. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CHCO.US volatility(beta: 0.67)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 City Holding Company's is 0.673. This would suggest that City Holding Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

City Holding Company overview

City Holding Company operates as a holding company for City National Bank of West Virginia that provides various banking, trust and investment management, and other financial solutions in the United States. The company accepts various deposit products, such as checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts. It also provides commercial and industrial loans that consist of loans to corporate and other legal entity borrowers primarily in small to mid-size industrial and commercial companies; commercial real estate loans comprising commercial mortgages, which are secured by nonresidential and multi-family residential properties; residential real estate loans to consumers for the purchase or refinance of residence; first-priority home equity loans; consumer loans that are secured and unsecured by automobiles, boats, recreational vehicles, certificates of deposit, and other personal property; and demand deposit account overdrafts. In addition, the company offers mortgage banking services, including fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages, construction financing, land loans, production of conventional and government insured mortgages, secondary marketing, and mortgage servicing. Further, it provides deposit services for commercial customers comprising treasury management, lockbox, and other cash management services; merchant credit card services; wealth management, trust, investment, and custodial services for commercial and individual customers; and corporate trust and institutional custody, financial and estate planning, and retirement plan services, as well as automated-teller-machine, interactive-teller-machine, mobile banking, and debit card services. The company operates through a network of 94 branches in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio. City Holding Company was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia.

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