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Columbia Banking System, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Columbia Banking System shares (COLB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Columbia Banking System employs 2,162 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$509.4 million.
|Latest market close||USD$34.38|
|52-week range||USD$18.7339 - USD$39.4066|
|50-day moving average||USD$33.7565|
|200-day moving average||USD$28.9578|
|Wall St. target price||USD$36|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.12 (3.23%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.991|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||-16.92%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||34.38|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||30.67%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||21.66%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-13.88%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||-10.21%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||45.63|
|5 years (2016-01-20)||18.06%|
Valuing Columbia Banking System stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Columbia Banking System's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Columbia Banking System's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Columbia Banking System shares trade at around 17x 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.
Columbia Banking System's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.26. 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 Columbia Banking System's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||USD$509.4 million|
|Operating margin TTM||35.92%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$584 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.95%|
|Return on equity TTM||6.37%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$2.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 2.2 million Columbia Banking System shares held short by investors – that's known as Columbia Banking System's "short interest". This figure is 25.6% up from 1.8 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Columbia Banking System shares can be evaluated.
Columbia Banking System's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Columbia Banking System shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Columbia Banking System shares traded daily (recently around 328631.25). Columbia Banking System's SIR currently stands at 6.72. In other words for every 100,000 Columbia Banking System shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6720 shares are currently held short.
However Columbia Banking System's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Columbia Banking System shares, or, against the total number of tradable Columbia Banking System shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Columbia Banking System's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Columbia Banking System shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0419% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Columbia Banking System shares, roughly 42 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 Columbia Banking System.
Find out more about how you can short Columbia Banking System stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 74.54% of net profits
Recently Columbia Banking System has paid out, on average, around 74.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.23% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Columbia Banking System shareholders could enjoy a 3.23% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Columbia Banking System's case, that would currently equate to about $1.12 per share.
Columbia Banking System'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.
Columbia Banking System's most recent dividend payout was on 25 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Columbia Banking System's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 10 May 2004. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Columbia Banking System shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Columbia Banking System shares which in turn could have impacted Columbia Banking System's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Columbia Banking System's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.7339 up to $39.4066. 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 Columbia Banking System's is 0.9606. This would suggest that Columbia Banking System's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Columbia Banking System, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Columbia State Bank that provides a range of banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. It offers personal banking products and services, including non-interest and interest-bearing checking, saving, money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; home mortgages for purchases and refinances, home equity loans and lines of credit, and personal loans; debit and credit cards; and digital banking services. The company also provides business banking products and services, such as checking, savings, interest-bearing money market, and certificate of deposit accounts; agricultural, asset-based, builder and other commercial real estate loans, as well as loans guaranteed by the small business; debit and credit cards; and professional banking, treasury management, merchant card, and international banking services. In addition, it offers wealth management services in the areas of private banking, financial services, and trust and investment services to individuals, families, and professional businesses. Further, the company provides fiduciary, agency, trust, and related services, as well as life insurance products. The company operates approximately 150 branches. Columbia Banking System, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tacoma, Washington.
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