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How to buy First American Corporation stock

Learn how to easily invest in First American Corporation stock.

First American Corporation is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. First American Corporation shares (FAF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First American Corporation employs 22,233 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $9 billion.

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First American Corporation stock price (NYSE: FAF)

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First American Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-03.
Latest market close$46.10
52-week range$44.34 - $79.43
50-day moving average $53.99
200-day moving average $62.00
Wall St. target price$70.60
PE ratio 5.6083
Dividend yield $2.04 (4.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.22

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First American Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.1 from 2022-09-30

1 week (2022-09-26) 2.22%
1 month (2022-09-02) -13.33%
3 months (2022-07-01) -14.74%
6 months (2022-04-04) -26.79%
1 year (2021-10-04) -32.48%
2 years (2020-10-02) -11.69%
3 years (2019-10-04) 59.63
5 years (2017-10-03) 50.87

Is First American Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

First American Corporation's P/E ratio

First American Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, First American Corporation shares trade at around 6x 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.

First American Corporation's PEG ratio

First American Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.04. 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 First American Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

First American Corporation's EBITDA

First American Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a First American Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

First American Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $9 billion
Operating margin TTM 14.18%
Gross profit TTM $5.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.05%
Return on equity TTM 18.01%
Profit margin 10.11%
Book value $46.82
Market capitalisation $4.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First American Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 27.08% of net profits

Recently First American Corporation has paid out, on average, around 27.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.51% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First American Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.51% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First American Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2.04 per share.

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

First American Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

First American Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First American Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.34 up to $79.427. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FAF.US volatility(beta: 1.23)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while First American Corporation's is 1.2285. This would suggest that First American Corporation'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).

First American Corporation overview

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services. It operates through Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance segments. The Title Insurance and Services segment issues title insurance policies on residential and commercial property, as well as offers related products and services. This segment also provides closing and/or escrow services; products, services, and solutions to mitigate risk or otherwise facilitate real estate transactions; and appraisals and other valuation-related products and services, lien release and document custodial services, warehouse lending services, default-related products and services, mortgage subservicing, and related products and services, as well as banking, trust, and wealth management services. In addition, it accommodates tax-deferred exchanges of real estate; and maintains, manages, and provides access to title plant data and records. This segment offers its products through a network of direct operations and agents in 49 states and in the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, and internationally. The Specialty Insurance segment provides property and casualty insurance comprising coverage to residential homeowners and renters for liability losses and typical hazards, such as fire, theft, vandalism, and other types of property damage.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First American Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.468% of First American Corporation shares are held by insiders and 89.311% by institutions.
How many people work for First American Corporation?
Latest data suggests 22,233 work at First American Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for First American Corporation?
First American Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First American Corporation based?
First American Corporation's address is: 1 First American Way, Santa Ana, CA, United States, 92707-5913
What is First American Corporation's ISIN number?
First American Corporation's international securities identification number is: US31847R1023
What is First American Corporation's CUSIP number?
First American Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 31847R102

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