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How to buy First US Bancshares stock

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First US Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. First US Bancshares shares (FUSB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. First US Bancshares employs 270 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$37.4 million.

How to buy shares in First US Bancshares

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for First US Bancshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FUSB. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until First US Bancshares reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of First US Bancshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of First US Bancshares. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

First US Bancshares share price

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First US Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-15.
52-week rangeUSD$5.6239 - USD$10.498
50-day moving average USD$9.2909
200-day moving average USD$8.6322
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 25.16
Dividend yield USD$0.12 (1.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.4

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Is it a good time to buy First US Bancshares stock?

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Is First US Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

First US Bancshares's P/E ratio

First US 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 25x. In other words, First US Bancshares shares trade at around 25x 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 US Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM USD$37.4 million
Operating margin TTM 9.45%
Gross profit TTM USD$37.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.32%
Return on equity TTM 3.16%
Profit margin 7.25%
Book value $14.033
Market capitalisation USD$62.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting First US Bancshares shares

There are currently 3,359 First US Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as First US Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 25.2% up from 2,682 last month.

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

First US Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First US Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First US Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First US Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 7464.4444444444). First US Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 0.45. In other words for every 100,000 First US Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 450 shares are currently held short.

However First US Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First US Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable First US Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First US Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First US Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0006% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First US Bancshares shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First US Bancshares.

Find out more about how you can short First US Bancshares stock.

First US Bancshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.96% of net profits

Recently First US Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 28.96% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First US Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First US Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.

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

First US Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First US Bancshares's shares ever split?

First US Bancshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 22 July 2003. 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 US Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First US Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted First US Bancshares's share price.

First US Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First US Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.6239 up to $10.498. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FUSB.US volatility(beta: 1.77)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 US Bancshares's is 1.765. This would suggest that First US Bancshares'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 US Bancshares overview

First US Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for First US Bank that provides commercial banking products and services. It accepts deposit products, such as non-interest-bearing demand deposits, savings accounts, NOW accounts, money market demand accounts, individual retirement accounts, and time deposits. The company's loan products include loans for the development of residential housing projects, development of commercial and industrial use property, and purchase and improvement of raw land; mortgage loans on one-to-four family residential properties and secured by apartment buildings; home equity loans and lines of credit; real estate loans secured by commercial and industrial properties, office or mixed-use facilities, strip shopping centers, or other commercial property; loans for agricultural production; commercial and industrial loans and leases; and automobile, household and personal, and other direct consumer installment loans. It also provides letters of credit; and safe deposit box and remote deposit capture, as well as reinsures or underwrites credit life, and credit accident and health insurance policies. The company serves small-and medium-sized businesses, property managers, business executives, professionals, and other individuals. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 19 banking offices located in Birmingham, Bucksville, Butler, Calera, Centreville, Columbiana, Gilbertown, Grove Hill, Harpersville, Jackson, Thomasville, Tuscaloosa, and Woodstock, Alabama; Knoxville and Powell, Tennessee; and Rose Hill and Ewing, Virginia, as well as loan production offices in Mobile, Alabama and the Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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