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How to buy First Busey stock

Learn how to easily invest in First Busey stock.

First Busey Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Busey shares (BUSE) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Busey employs 1,493 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $427 million.

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First Busey stock price (NASDAQ: BUSE)

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First Busey shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-02.
Latest market close$23.37
52-week range$21.46 - $28.95
50-day moving average $23.76
200-day moving average $24.94
Wall St. target price$27.83
PE ratio 10.8812
Dividend yield $0.92 (4.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.02

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Is it a good time to buy First Busey stock?

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First Busey price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23.37 from 2022-10-04

1 week (2022-09-29) 4.28%
1 month (2022-09-06) 3.09%
3 months (2022-07-06) -0.17%
6 months (2022-04-06) -5.96%
1 year (2021-10-06) -8.68%
2 years (2020-10-06) 37.79%
3 years (2019-10-04) 24.74
5 years (2017-10-06) 31.63

Is First Busey stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

First Busey's P/E ratio

First Busey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, First Busey shares trade at around 11x 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's PEG ratio

First Busey'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'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 financials

Revenue TTM $427 million
Operating margin TTM 40.21%
Gross profit TTM $418 million
Return on assets TTM 0.92%
Return on equity TTM 9.1%
Profit margin 26.73%
Book value $21.00
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Busey share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 44.23% of net profits

Recently First Busey has paid out, on average, around 44.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.19% 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 shareholders could enjoy a 4.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Busey's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.

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

First Busey's most recent dividend payout was on 29 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 July 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First Busey's shares ever split?

First Busey'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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 200% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Busey shares which in turn could have impacted First Busey's share price.

First Busey share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Busey's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.4558 up to $28.9488. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BUSE.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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's is 0.8877. This would suggest that First Busey's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First Busey 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 through three segments: Banking, FirsTech, and Wealth Management. It offers banking services to individual and corporate customers. The company also provides asset management, investment, brokerage, fiduciary, philanthropic advisory, tax preparation, and farm management services. Further, it offers payment technology solutions through its payment platform, such as walk-in payment processing for customers at retail pay agents; online bill payment solutions; customer service payments accepted over the telephone; mobile bill pay; direct debit services; electronic concentration of payments delivered to automated clearing house network; money management and credit card networks; and lockbox remittance processing to make payments by mail, as well as provides tools related to billing, reconciliation, bill reminders, and treasury services. The company has 46 banking centers in Illinois; 8 in Missouri; 3 in southwest Florida; and 1 in Indianapolis, Indiana. First Busey Corporation was founded in 1868 and is headquartered in Champaign, Illinois.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First Busey is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.52% of First Busey shares are held by insiders and 52.441% by institutions.
How many people work for First Busey?
Latest data suggests 1,493 work at First Busey.
When does the fiscal year end for First Busey?
First Busey's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First Busey based?
First Busey's address is: 100 W. University Ave., Champaign, IL, United States, 61820
What is First Busey's ISIN number?
First Busey's international securities identification number is: US3193832041
What is First Busey's CUSIP number?
First Busey's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 319383105

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