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How to buy Columbia Financial stock

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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 share price

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Columbia Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-29.
52-week range$10.27 - $18.74
50-day moving average $17.85
200-day moving average $15.74
Wall St. target price$18.00
PE ratio 35.6346
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.52

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Is it a good time to buy Columbia Financial stock?

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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 36x. In other words, Columbia Financial shares trade at around 36x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Columbia Financial financials

Revenue TTM $234.4 million
Operating margin TTM 36.55%
Gross profit TTM $234.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.68%
Return on equity TTM 5.78%
Profit margin 24.58%
Book value $9.12
Market capitalisation $2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Columbia Financial shares

There are currently 1.9 million Columbia Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Columbia Financial's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% up from 1.9 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 169269.3733451). Columbia Financial's SIR currently stands at 11.33. In other words for every 100,000 Columbia Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 11330 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Columbia Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0482% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Columbia Financial shares, roughly 48 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting 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 0.3536. 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.

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