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How to buy First National stock

Learn how to easily invest in First National stock.

First National is a banks-regional business based in the US. First National shares (FXNC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy First National stock

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  3. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – FXNC. It's that simple.

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First National stock price (NASDAQ: FXNC)

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First National shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-24.
Latest market close$17.42
52-week range$13.35 - $22.34
50-day moving average $17.82
200-day moving average $17.99
Wall St. target price$21.50
PE ratio 7.7422
Dividend yield $0.54 (3.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.25

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First National price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $17.42 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-20) -0.34%
1 month (2022-12-27) -0.46%
3 months (2022-10-27) 10.18%
6 months (2022-07-27) -5.84%
1 year (2022-01-27) -23.83%
2 years (2021-01-27) -4.50%
3 years (2020-01-27) 20.1
5 years (2018-01-26) 18.252

Is First National stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

First National's P/E ratio

First National'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 National 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.

First National financials

Revenue TTM $54.2 million
Operating margin TTM 39.98%
Gross profit TTM $45.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.04%
Return on equity TTM 13.15%
Profit margin 26.21%
Book value $15.82
Market capitalisation $109.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

First National share dividends

25%

Dividend payout ratio: 24.67% of net profits

Recently First National has paid out, on average, around 24.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First National shareholders could enjoy a 3.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First National's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

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

First National's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First National's shares ever split?

First National's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your First National shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First National shares which in turn could have impacted First National's share price.

First National share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First National's shares have ranged in value from as little as $13.3496 up to $22.3425. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FXNC.US volatility(beta: 0.62)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 National's is 0.6223. This would suggest that First National's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First National overview

First National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides various commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, individuals, estates, local governmental entities, and non-profit organizations in Virginia. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and treasury management solutions. Its loan products comprise construction loans, including residential, land acquisition, and development loans; 1-4 family residential real estate loans; and commercial real estate loans that are secured by commercial real estate, including multi-family residential buildings, office and retail buildings, hotels, industrial buildings, and religious facilities. The company's loan products also include commercial and industrial loans that are secured by business assets, such as accounts receivable, equipment, and inventory; home equity loans; and secured and unsecured consumer loans, such as lines of credit, automobile loans, deposit account loans, and installment and demand loans. In addition, it provides wealth management services, including estate planning, investment management of assets, trustee under an agreement, trustee under a will, and estate settlement. Further, the company offers title insurance and investment services; and holds other real estate owned and office sites, as well as provides internet and mobile banking, remote deposit capture, and other traditional banking services. It serves customers through 20 bank branch offices, a loan production office, and a customer service center, as well as through a network of ATMs.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of First National is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 16.527% of First National shares are held by insiders and 34.487% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for First National?
First National's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is First National based?
First National's address is: 112 West King Street, Strasburg, VA, United States, 22657
What is First National's ISIN number?
First National's international securities identification number is: US32106V1070
What is First National's CUSIP number?
First National's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 32106V107

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