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How to buy Eastern Bankshares stock | $20.40

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Eastern Bankshares, Inc
NASDAQ: EBC - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$18.12
-$0.13 (-0.71%)

Eastern Bankshares, Inc (EBC) is a leading banks-regional business based in the US. It opened the day at $20.94 after a previous close of $21.02. During the day the price has varied from a low of $20.30 to a high of $21.02. The latest price was $20.40 (25 minute delay). Eastern Bankshares is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 1,900 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Eastern Bankshares stock price (NASDAQ: EBC)

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Eastern Bankshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-28.
Open$20.94
High$21.02
Low$20.30
Close$20.40
Previous close$21.02
Change $-0.62
Change % -2.9496%
Volume 857,776
Information last updated 2021-07-28.
52-week range$11.66 - $22.95
50-day moving average $20.14
200-day moving average $19.40
Wall St. target price$24.50
PE ratio 51.3889
Dividend yield $0.06 (0.33%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.36

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Eastern Bankshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $20.4 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 0.54%
3 months (2021-04-30) -4.36%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is Eastern Bankshares under- or over-valued?

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

Eastern Bankshares's P/E ratio

Eastern Bankshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 51x. In other words, Eastern Bankshares shares trade at around 51x 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.

However, Eastern Bankshares's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the banks-regional industry or those of similar companies.

Eastern Bankshares financials

Revenue TTM $581 million
Operating margin TTM 32.47%
Gross profit TTM $530 million
Return on assets TTM 0.43%
Return on equity TTM 2.45%
Profit margin 10.66%
Book value $19.69
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Eastern Bankshares shares

There are currently 2.7 million Eastern Bankshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Eastern Bankshares's "short interest". This figure is 12.2% down from 3.0 million last month.

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

Eastern Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Eastern Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Eastern Bankshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Eastern Bankshares shares traded daily (recently around 941727.91519435). Eastern Bankshares's SIR currently stands at 2.83. In other words for every 100,000 Eastern Bankshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2830 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Eastern Bankshares's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Eastern Bankshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Eastern Bankshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Eastern Bankshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Eastern Bankshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Eastern Bankshares shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0172% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Eastern Bankshares shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Eastern Bankshares.

Find out more about how you can short Eastern Bankshares stock.

Eastern Bankshares share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 22.58% of net profits

Recently Eastern Bankshares has paid out, on average, around 22.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.74% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Eastern Bankshares shareholders could enjoy a 1.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Eastern Bankshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.06 per share.

While Eastern Bankshares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Eastern Bankshares is investing more in its future growth.

Eastern Bankshares's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Eastern Bankshares's dividend payout ratio is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Eastern Bankshares overview

Eastern Bankshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Eastern Bank that provides commercial banking products and services primarily to retail, commercial, and small business customers. It operates in two segments, Banking Business and Insurance Agency Business. The company provides interest-bearing and non interest-bearing checking deposits, money market deposits, savings deposits, and certificates of deposits, as well as debit and credit cards. It also offers commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate and construction loans, business banking loans, residential real estate loans, and home equity and other consumer loans, as well as mortgage and personal loans, auto loans, preferred term loans, small business administration loans, and reserve lines of credit. In addition, the company provides cash reserves, cash management, merchant, escrow express, government banking, international banking, interest on lawyers trust accounts, pension planning, and business telephone banking services, as well as products and services for not-for-profit and healthcare. Further, it offers trust and investment products and services; community development and asset-based lending services; financial planning, portfolio management, wealth management, private banking, and fiduciary products; and electronic banking and foreign exchange services, as well as various insurance products.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Eastern Bankshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.823% of Eastern Bankshares shares are held by insiders and 51.137% by institutions.
How many people work for Eastern Bankshares?
Latest data suggests 1,900 work at Eastern Bankshares.
When does the fiscal year end for Eastern Bankshares?
Eastern Bankshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Eastern Bankshares based?
Eastern Bankshares's address is: 265 Franklin Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02110

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