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How to buy Colony Bankcorp stock

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Colony Bankcorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Colony Bankcorp shares (CBAN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Colony Bankcorp

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  3. Search for Colony Bankcorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CBAN. 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 Colony Bankcorp 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. 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 Colony Bankcorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Colony Bankcorp. 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.

Colony Bankcorp share price

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Colony Bankcorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$8.4249 - USD$15.69
50-day moving average USD$14.2727
200-day moving average USD$12.7548
Wall St. target priceUSD$18
PE ratio 11.2339
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (2.78%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.24

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Is it a good time to buy Colony Bankcorp stock?

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Is Colony Bankcorp under- or over-valued?

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

Colony Bankcorp's P/E ratio

Colony Bankcorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Colony Bankcorp shares trade at around 11x 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.

Colony Bankcorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$72.9 million
Operating margin TTM 22.04%
Gross profit TTM USD$72.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.72%
Return on equity TTM 8.59%
Profit margin 16.2%
Book value $15.211
Market capitalisation USD$132.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Colony Bankcorp shares

There are currently 58,772 Colony Bankcorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Colony Bankcorp's "short interest". This figure is 21.8% up from 48,265 last month.

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

Colony Bankcorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Colony Bankcorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Colony Bankcorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Colony Bankcorp shares traded daily (recently around 11754.4). Colony Bankcorp's SIR currently stands at 5. In other words for every 100,000 Colony Bankcorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5000 shares are currently held short.

However Colony Bankcorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Colony Bankcorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Colony Bankcorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Colony Bankcorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Colony Bankcorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0077% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Colony Bankcorp shares, roughly 8 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 Colony Bankcorp.

Find out more about how you can short Colony Bankcorp stock.

Colony Bankcorp share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.89% of net profits

Recently Colony Bankcorp has paid out, on average, around 31.89% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.82% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Colony Bankcorp shareholders could enjoy a 2.82% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Colony Bankcorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

Colony Bankcorp's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Colony Bankcorp's shares ever split?

Colony Bankcorp's shares were split on a 5:4 basis on 17 May 2005. So if you had owned 4 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Colony Bankcorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Colony Bankcorp shares which in turn could have impacted Colony Bankcorp's share price.

Colony Bankcorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Colony Bankcorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4249 up to $15.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CBAN.US volatility(beta: 0.63)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 Colony Bankcorp's is 0.627. This would suggest that Colony Bankcorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Colony Bankcorp overview

Colony Bankcorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Colony Bank that provides various banking products and services to commercial and retail customers. It offers various deposit products, including demand, savings, and time deposits. The company also provides loans to small and medium-sized businesses; residential and commercial construction, and land development loans; commercial real estate loans; commercial loans; agri-business and production loans; residential mortgage loans; home equity loans; and consumer loans. In addition, it offers internet banking services, electronic bill payment services, safe deposit box rentals, telephone banking, credit and debit card services, and remote depository products, as well as access to a network of ATMs. As of April 24, 2020, the company operated 33 branches throughout Georgia. Colony Bankcorp, Inc. was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

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