How to buy Esquire Financial stock - 02 March

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How to buy Esquire Financial stock

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Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Esquire Financial shares (ESQ) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Esquire Financial

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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 Esquire Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ESQ. 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 Esquire Financial 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 Esquire Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Esquire Financial. 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.

Esquire Financial share price

Use our graph to track the performance of ESQ stocks over time.

Esquire Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$10.83 - USD$26.79
50-day moving average USD$22.3862
200-day moving average USD$18.5532
Wall St. target priceUSD$29
PE ratio 13.5455
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.65

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Is it a good time to buy Esquire Financial stock?

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Is Esquire Financial under- or over-valued?

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

Esquire Financial's P/E ratio

Esquire 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 14x. In other words, Esquire Financial shares trade at around 14x 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.

Esquire Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$45.8 million
Operating margin TTM 37.45%
Gross profit TTM USD$45.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.46%
Return on equity TTM 10.64%
Profit margin 27.53%
Book value $16.733
Market capitalisation USD$174.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Esquire Financial shares

There are currently 82,581 Esquire Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as Esquire Financial's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% up from 77,843 last month.

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

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

Esquire Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Esquire Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Esquire Financial shares traded daily (recently around 29493.214285714). Esquire Financial's SIR currently stands at 2.8. In other words for every 100,000 Esquire Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2800 shares are currently held short.

However Esquire Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Esquire Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable Esquire Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Esquire Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Esquire Financial shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0121% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Esquire Financial shares, roughly 12 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 Esquire Financial.

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

Esquire Financial share dividends

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

Esquire Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Esquire Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.83 up to $26.79. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ESQ.US volatility(beta: 1.2)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 Esquire Financial's is 1.199. This would suggest that Esquire Financial'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).

Esquire Financial overview

Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Esquire Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking products and services to legal and small business communities, and commercial and retail customers in the United States. The company offers checking, savings, money market, and time deposits, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial loans, including short-term financing for inventory, receivables, the purchase of supplies, or other operating needs arising during the normal course of business, as well as loans to its qualified merchant customers; commercial lines of credit; consumer loans consisting of post-settlement consumer and structured settlement loans to plaintiffs and claimants, as well as loans to individuals for debt consolidation, medical expenses, living expenses, payment of outstanding bills, or other consumer needs; and real estate loans, such as multifamily, 1-4 family residential, commercial real estate, and construction loans, as well as merchant services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated a branch in Jericho, New York; and an administrative office in Boca Raton, Florida. Esquire Financial Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Jericho, New York.

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