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How to buy First Busey Corporation stock | $21.55

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First Busey Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Busey Corporation shares (BUSE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Busey Corporation employs 1,371 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$363.3 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 First Busey Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BUSE. 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 First Busey Corporation 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$21.55, 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 First Busey Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of First Busey Corporation. 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.

First Busey Corporation share price

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First Busey Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$21.55
52-week rangeUSD$10.5842 - USD$26.4945
50-day moving average USD$21.0079
200-day moving average USD$18.3463
Wall St. target priceUSD$23.5
PE ratio 11.7049
Dividend yield USD$0.88 (4.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.83

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Is it a good time to buy First Busey Corporation stock?

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First Busey Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.55 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-11) -7.31%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.46%
3 months (2020-10-16) 23.21%
6 months (2020-07-17) 23.14%
1 year (2020-01-17) -21.26%
2 years (2019-01-18) -18.71%
3 years (2018-01-18) 32
5 years (2016-01-15) 10.34%

Is First Busey Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

First Busey Corporation's P/E ratio

First Busey 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 12x. In other words, First Busey Corporation 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.

First Busey Corporation's PEG ratio

First Busey Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.05. 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 Busey 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 Busey Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$363.3 million
Operating margin TTM 39.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$393.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.99%
Return on equity TTM 8.14%
Profit margin 27.68%
Book value $23.031
Market capitalisation USD$1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Busey Corporation shares

There are currently 800,911 First Busey Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as First Busey Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 0.2% down from 802,586 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Busey Corporation shares can be evaluated.

First Busey Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Busey Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Busey Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Busey Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 175638.37719298). First Busey Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.56. In other words for every 100,000 First Busey Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4560 shares are currently held short.

However First Busey Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Busey Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Busey Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Busey Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Busey Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Busey Corporation shares, roughly 14 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 First Busey Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short First Busey Corporation stock.

First Busey Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 45.6% of net profits

Recently First Busey Corporation has paid out, on average, around 45.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Busey Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Busey Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.88 per share.

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

First Busey Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First Busey Corporation's shares ever split?

First Busey Corporation's shares were split on a 1:3 basis on 8 September 2015. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First Busey Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Busey Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted First Busey Corporation's share price.

First Busey Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Busey Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5842 up to $26.4945. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BUSE.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 First Busey Corporation's is 1.1113. This would suggest that First Busey 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 Busey Corporation overview

First Busey Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Busey Bank that provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individual, corporate, institutional, and governmental customers in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Banking, Remittance Processing, and Wealth Management. It offers customary types of demand and savings deposits; and commercial, agricultural, real estate construction, commercial and residential real estate, and consumer loans, as well as home equity lines of credit. The company also provides money transfer, safe deposit, IRA, and other fiduciary services through banking center, ATM and technology-based networks. In addition, it offers investment management, trust, estate advisory, and financial planning services, as well as business succession planning, and employee retirement planning services; investment strategy consulting and fiduciary services; and security brokerage services. Further, the company provides pay processing solutions, such as walk-in payment processing for payments delivered by customers to retail pay agents; online bill payment solutions for payments made by customers on a billing company's Website; customer service payments for payments accepted over the telephone; mobile bill pay; direct debit services; electronic concentration of payments delivered by the automated clearing house network; money management software and credit card networks; and lockbox remittance processing of payments delivered by mail. It has 61 banking centers in Illinois; 13 in Missouri; five in southwest Florida; and one in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.

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