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How to buy Dime Community Bancshares stock | $17.3

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Dime Community Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Dime Community Bancshares shares (DCOM) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Dime Community Bancshares employs 421 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$164.6 million.

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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 Dime Community Bancshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: DCOM. 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 Dime Community Bancshares 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$17.3, 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 Dime Community Bancshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Dime Community Bancshares. 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.

Dime Community Bancshares share price

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Dime Community Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$17.3
52-week rangeUSD$10.4684 - USD$20.2421
50-day moving average USD$15.0464
200-day moving average USD$13.1683
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.13
PE ratio 13.2724
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (3.5%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.204

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Dime Community Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.3 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-07) 2.37%
1 month (2020-12-16) 4.59%
3 months (2020-10-16) 37.96%
6 months (2020-07-16) 40.31%
1 year (2020-01-16) -14.53%
2 years (2019-01-16) -2.15%
3 years (2018-01-16) 21.7
5 years (2016-01-15) 6.33%

Is Dime Community Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

Dime Community Bancshares's P/E ratio

Dime Community Bancshares'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, Dime Community Bancshares 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.

Dime Community Bancshares's PEG ratio

Dime Community Bancshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 13.64. 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 Dime Community Bancshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Dime Community Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM USD$164.6 million
Operating margin TTM 41.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$142.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.68%
Return on equity TTM 6.78%
Profit margin 26.84%
Book value $17.476
Market capitalisation USD$528.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Dime Community Bancshares shares

There are currently 1.2 million Dime Community Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Dime Community Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 184.2% up from 418,320 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Dime Community Bancshares shares can be evaluated.

Dime Community Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Dime Community Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Dime Community Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Dime Community Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 143732.52720677). Dime Community Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 8.27. In other words for every 100,000 Dime Community Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8270 shares are currently held short.

However Dime Community Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Dime Community Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Dime Community Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Dime Community Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Dime Community Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0557% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Dime Community Bancshares shares, roughly 56 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 Dime Community Bancshares.

Find out more about how you can short Dime Community Bancshares stock.

Dime Community Bancshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 41.76% of net profits

Recently Dime Community Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 41.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.5% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Dime Community Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 3.5% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Dime Community Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

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

Dime Community Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Dime Community Bancshares's shares ever split?

Dime Community Bancshares's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 17 March 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Dime Community Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Dime Community Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Dime Community Bancshares's share price.

Dime Community Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Dime Community Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.4684 up to $20.2421. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DCOM.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Dime Community Bancshares's is 1.1055. This would suggest that Dime Community Bancshares's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Dime Community Bancshares overview

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Dime Community Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services in New York. It offers deposit products, such as savings, money market, and interest bearing and non-interest-bearing checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also offers residential and commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans, such as lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and term loans; one-to-four family residential and condominium/cooperative apartment loans; home equity and home improvement loans; equity lines of credit; acquisition, land development, and construction loans; small business administration loans; finance loans; and consumer loans. In addition, it manages and owns real estate; and invests in multifamily residential and commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and one-to-four family residential real estate loans, as well as mortgage-backed securities. As of April 23, 2020, the company had 28 branches located throughout Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, New York. Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

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