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How to buy First Citizens BancShares stock

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First Citizens BancShares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Citizens BancShares shares (FCNCA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Citizens BancShares employs 6,451 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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First Citizens BancShares share price

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First Citizens BancShares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$302.14 - $901.17
50-day moving average $843.82
200-day moving average $660.08
Wall St. target price$1,000.00
PE ratio 15.0897
Dividend yield $1.74 (0.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $56.93

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Is First Citizens BancShares under- or over-valued?

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

First Citizens BancShares's P/E ratio

First Citizens BancShares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, First Citizens BancShares shares trade at around 15x 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 Citizens BancShares financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 40.7%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.22%
Return on equity TTM 14.06%
Profit margin 30.24%
Book value $440.22
Market capitalisation $8.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Citizens BancShares shares

There are currently 417,667 First Citizens BancShares shares held short by investors – that's known as First Citizens BancShares's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% up from 378,386 last month.

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

First Citizens BancShares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Citizens BancShares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Citizens BancShares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Citizens BancShares shares traded daily (recently around 68023.941368078). First Citizens BancShares's SIR currently stands at 6.14. In other words for every 100,000 First Citizens BancShares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6140 shares are currently held short.

However First Citizens BancShares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Citizens BancShares shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Citizens BancShares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Citizens BancShares's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Citizens BancShares shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0834% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Citizens BancShares shares, roughly 83 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First Citizens BancShares.

Find out more about how you can short First Citizens BancShares stock.

First Citizens BancShares share dividends

3%

Dividend payout ratio: 2.57% of net profits

Recently First Citizens BancShares has paid out, on average, around 2.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Citizens BancShares shareholders could enjoy a 0.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Citizens BancShares's case, that would currently equate to about $1.74 per share.

While First Citizens BancShares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that First Citizens BancShares is investing more in its future growth.

First Citizens BancShares's most recent dividend payout was on 4 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Citizens BancShares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Citizens BancShares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $302.1351 up to $901.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCNCA.US volatility(beta: 1.22)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 Citizens BancShares's is 1.2195. This would suggest that First Citizens BancShares'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 Citizens BancShares overview

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and professionals. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, money market, and time deposit accounts. Its loan product portfolio comprises commercial construction and land development, commercial mortgage, commercial and industrial, and lease financing loans, as well as small business administration paycheck protection program loans; and consumer loans, such as residential and revolving mortgage, construction and land development, consumer auto, and other consumer loans. The company also offers treasury services products, cardholder and merchant services, wealth management services, and various other products and services; investment products, including annuities, discount brokerage services, and third-party mutual funds, as well as investment management and advisory services; and defined benefit and defined contribution, insurance, private banking, trust, fiduciary, philanthropy, and special asset services. The company provides its products and services through its branch network, as well as through digital banking, telephone banking, and various ATM networks. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 542 branches in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

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