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How to buy Elmira Savings Bank stock

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Elmira Savings Bank is a banks-regional business based in the US. Elmira Savings Bank shares (ESBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Elmira Savings Bank

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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 Elmira Savings Bank. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ESBK. 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 Elmira Savings Bank 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. 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 Elmira Savings Bank, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Elmira Savings Bank. 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.

Elmira Savings Bank share price

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Elmira Savings Bank shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$10.0355 - USD$15.6039
50-day moving average USD$12.4148
200-day moving average USD$11.3481
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 12.3019
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (4.71%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.186

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Is it a good time to buy Elmira Savings Bank stock?

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Is Elmira Savings Bank under- or over-valued?

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

Elmira Savings Bank's P/E ratio

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

Elmira Savings Bank financials

Revenue TTM USD$22.3 million
Operating margin TTM 23.52%
Gross profit TTM USD$22.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.67%
Return on equity TTM 6.98%
Profit margin 18.61%
Book value $14.48
Market capitalisation USD$51.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Elmira Savings Bank shares

There are currently 897 Elmira Savings Bank shares held short by investors – that's known as Elmira Savings Bank's "short interest". This figure is 70.5% down from 3,043 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Elmira Savings Bank shares can be evaluated.

Elmira Savings Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Elmira Savings Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Elmira Savings Bank shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Elmira Savings Bank shares traded daily (recently around 3737.5). Elmira Savings Bank's SIR currently stands at 0.24. In other words for every 100,000 Elmira Savings Bank shares traded daily on the market, roughly 240 shares are currently held short.

However Elmira Savings Bank's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Elmira Savings Bank shares, or, against the total number of tradable Elmira Savings Bank shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Elmira Savings Bank's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Elmira Savings Bank shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Elmira Savings Bank shares, roughly 0 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 Elmira Savings Bank.

Find out more about how you can short Elmira Savings Bank stock.

Elmira Savings Bank share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47.6% of net profits

Recently Elmira Savings Bank has paid out, on average, around 47.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Elmira Savings Bank shareholders could enjoy a 4.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Elmira Savings Bank's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

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

Elmira Savings Bank's most recent dividend payout was on 12 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Elmira Savings Bank's shares ever split?

Elmira Savings Bank's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 5 December 2013. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Elmira Savings Bank shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Elmira Savings Bank shares which in turn could have impacted Elmira Savings Bank's share price.

Elmira Savings Bank share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Elmira Savings Bank's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.0355 up to $15.6039. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ESBK.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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 Elmira Savings Bank's is 0.6825. This would suggest that Elmira Savings Bank's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Elmira Savings Bank overview

Elmira Savings Bank provides banking products and services to individual and commercial customers. It accepts savings and money market accounts, time deposits, retail and commercial checking accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement arrangements, and NOW accounts. The company also provides consumer loans comprising auto, truck, and motorcycle loans; personal loans; boats, recreational vehicles, and other outdoor sports equipment loans; home improvement/equity loans; jacuzzi/hot tub/pool loans; and lines of credit. In addition, it offers commercial real estate mortgages, such as permanent and construction mortgages, and development loans; commercial loans, including term and time loans, lines of credit, and small business administration loans; and mortgage loans secured by first and second liens on one-to-four family residences. Further, the company provides debit cards, safe deposit boxes, and financial services products; and financial planning advisory, online and mobile banking, overdraft protection, notary public, funds transfer, merchant, and cash management services. Additionally, it operates a real estate investment trust. The company operates through a network of 12 full-service offices located in Chemung, Tompkins, Cayuga, Schuyler, and Steuben Counties; and 1 limited service office located in Broome County, New York. Elmira Savings Bank was founded in 1869 and is based in Elmira, New York.

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