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How to buy First Hawaiian stock

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First Hawaiian, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Hawaiian shares (FHB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First Hawaiian employs 2,090 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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First Hawaiian share price

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First Hawaiian shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$12.85 - $30.80
50-day moving average $27.85
200-day moving average $24.30
Wall St. target price$27.86
PE ratio 17.8153
Dividend yield $1.04 (3.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.57

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Is it a good time to buy First Hawaiian stock?

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Is First Hawaiian under- or over-valued?

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

First Hawaiian's P/E ratio

First Hawaiian's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, First Hawaiian shares trade at around 18x 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 Hawaiian's PEG ratio

First Hawaiian'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 Hawaiian'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 Hawaiian financials

Revenue TTM $637.7 million
Operating margin TTM 43.74%
Gross profit TTM $611.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.92%
Return on equity TTM 7.65%
Profit margin 32.08%
Book value $20.68
Market capitalisation $3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First Hawaiian shares

There are currently 4.2 million First Hawaiian shares held short by investors – that's known as First Hawaiian's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 4.3 million last month.

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

First Hawaiian's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Hawaiian's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Hawaiian shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Hawaiian shares traded daily (recently around 699005.55555556). First Hawaiian's SIR currently stands at 5.94. In other words for every 100,000 First Hawaiian shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5940 shares are currently held short.

However First Hawaiian's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Hawaiian shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Hawaiian shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Hawaiian's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Hawaiian shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0496% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Hawaiian shares, roughly 50 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 Hawaiian.

Find out more about how you can short First Hawaiian stock.

First Hawaiian share dividends

55%

Dividend payout ratio: 54.74% of net profits

Recently First Hawaiian has paid out, on average, around 54.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Hawaiian shareholders could enjoy a 3.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Hawaiian's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.

First Hawaiian's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

First Hawaiian's most recent dividend payout was on 3 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Hawaiian share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Hawaiian's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.8485 up to $30.8. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FHB.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 Hawaiian's is 1.331. This would suggest that First Hawaiian's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

First Hawaiian overview

First Hawaiian, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for First Hawaiian Bank that provides a range of banking services to consumer and commercial customers in the United States. It operates in three segments: Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, and Treasury and Other. The company accepts various deposit products, including checking and savings accounts, and time deposit accounts. It also provides residential and commercial mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, automobile loans and leases, personal lines of credit, installment loans, and small business loans and leases, commercial lease financing, and auto dealer financing. In addition, the company offers personal installment, credit card, individual investment and financial planning, insurance protection, trust and estate, private banking, retirement planning, treasury, and merchant processing services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 54 branches in Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Guam, and Saipan.

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