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How to buy Columbia Financial stock | $17.77

Learn how to easily invest in Columbia Financial stock.

Columbia Financial, Inc
+$0.06 (+0.33%)

Columbia Financial, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Columbia Financial shares (CLBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Columbia Financial employs 557 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Columbia Financial stock price (NASDAQ: CLBK)

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Columbia Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$17.77
52-week range$10.27 - $18.74
50-day moving average $17.21
200-day moving average $17.19
Wall St. target price$19.00
PE ratio 26.8845
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.66

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Is it a good time to buy Columbia Financial stock?

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Columbia Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.77 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) 2.36%
3 months (2021-04-30) -2.74%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is Columbia Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Columbia Financial's P/E ratio

Columbia Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Columbia Financial shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Columbia Financial financials

Revenue TTM $253.5 million
Operating margin TTM 41.24%
Gross profit TTM $234.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.83%
Return on equity TTM 7.33%
Profit margin 28.36%
Book value $9.43
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Columbia Financial shares

There are currently 1.5 million Columbia Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Columbia Financial's "short interest". This figure is 0.3% down from 1.5 million last month.

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

Columbia Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Columbia Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Columbia Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Columbia Financial shares traded daily (recently around 272061.04129264). Columbia Financial's SIR currently stands at 5.57. In other words for every 100,000 Columbia Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5570 shares are currently held short.

However Columbia Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Columbia Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Columbia Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Columbia Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Columbia Financial shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0391% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Columbia Financial shares, roughly 39 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 Financial.

Find out more about how you can short Columbia Financial stock.

Columbia Financial share dividends

We're not expecting Columbia Financial to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Columbia Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Columbia Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.27 up to $18.74. 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 Financial's is 0.3631. This would suggest that Columbia Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Columbia Financial overview

Columbia Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Columbia Bank that provides financial services to businesses and consumers in the United States. The company offers non-interest-bearing demand deposits, such as individual and commercial checking accounts; interest bearing demand accounts comprising interest earning checking accounts and municipal accounts; and savings and club accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit. It also provides loans, including multifamily and commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans, one- to four-family residential loans, construction loans, home equity loans and advances, and other consumer loans that include automobiles and personal loans, as well as unsecured and overdraft lines of credit. In addition, the company offers title insurance products; wealth management services; and cash management services, including remote deposit, lockbox service, and sweep accounts. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 61 full-service banking offices in twelve of New Jersey's 21 counties. The company was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Fair Lawn, New Jersey.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Columbia Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 63.758% of Columbia Financial shares are held by insiders and 18.916% by institutions.
How many people work for Columbia Financial?
Latest data suggests 557 work at Columbia Financial.
When does the fiscal year end for Columbia Financial?
Columbia Financial's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Columbia Financial based?
Columbia Financial's address is: 19-01 Route 208 North, Fair Lawn, NJ, United States, 07410
What is Columbia Financial's ISIN number?
Columbia Financial's international securities identification number is: US1976411033
What is Columbia Financial's CUSIP number?
Columbia Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 197641103

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