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First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Guaranty Bancshares shares (FGBI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Guaranty Bancshares employs 420 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$10.87 - $19.76|
|50-day moving average||$18.00|
|200-day moving average||$16.95|
|Wall St. target price||$20.83|
|Dividend yield||$0.64 (3.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.21|
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Valuing First Guaranty Bancshares stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of First Guaranty Bancshares's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
First Guaranty 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 8x. In other words, First Guaranty Bancshares shares trade at around 8x 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.
|Revenue TTM||$85.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||31.54%|
|Gross profit TTM||$83.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.89%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$170.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 73,195 First Guaranty Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as First Guaranty Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 25.4% up from 58,367 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Guaranty Bancshares shares can be evaluated.
First Guaranty Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Guaranty Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Guaranty Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 12322.390572391). First Guaranty Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 5.94. In other words for every 100,000 First Guaranty Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5940 shares are currently held short.
However First Guaranty Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Guaranty Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Guaranty Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Guaranty Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Guaranty Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0131% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Guaranty Bancshares shares, roughly 13 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 Guaranty Bancshares.
Find out more about how you can short First Guaranty Bancshares stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 44.15% of net profits
Recently First Guaranty Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 44.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Guaranty Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 3.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Guaranty Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.64 per share.
While First Guaranty Bancshares's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that First Guaranty Bancshares may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
First Guaranty Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 30 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
First Guaranty Bancshares's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 5 December 2019. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First Guaranty Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First Guaranty Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted First Guaranty Bancshares's share price.
Over the last 12 months, First Guaranty Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.8665 up to $19.7583. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while First Guaranty Bancshares's is 0.5085. This would suggest that First Guaranty Bancshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Guaranty Bank that provides commercial banking services in Louisiana and Texas. It offers various deposit products, including personal and business checking, savings, money market, and demand accounts, as well as time deposits to consumers, small businesses, and municipalities. The company also provides loans, such as non-farm non-residential loans secured by real estate, commercial and industrial loans, one- to four-family residential loans, multifamily loans, construction and land development loans, agricultural loans, farmland loans, and consumer and other loans to small to medium-sized businesses and professionals, and individuals. In addition, it offers a range of consumer services, including personal and commercial credit cards, remote deposit capture, safe deposit boxes, official checks, online and mobile banking, automated teller machines, and online bill pay; provides additional solutions, such as merchant services, remote deposit capture, and lockbox services to business customers; and invests a portion of its assets in securities issued by the United States Government and its agencies, state and municipal obligations, corporate debt securities, mutual funds, and equity securities, as well as invests in mortgage-backed securities primarily issued or guaranteed by United States Government agencies or enterprises. The company operates through 34 banking facilities primarily located in market services areas of Hammond, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport-Bossier City, Lake Charles, Alexandria, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, and Waco. First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc.
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