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How to buy FS Bancorp stock | $59.24

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FS Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. FS Bancorp shares (FSBW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FS Bancorp employs 473 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$105.8 million.

How to buy shares in FS Bancorp

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 FS Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FSBW. 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 FS Bancorp 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. At last close price of USD$59.24, 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 FS Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FS Bancorp. 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.

FS Bancorp share price

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FS Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$59.24
52-week rangeUSD$27.0779 - USD$62.7256
50-day moving average USD$53.6268
200-day moving average USD$43.717
Wall St. target priceUSD$56
PE ratio 7.5617
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (1.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.657

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Is it a good time to buy FS Bancorp stock?

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FS Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $59.24 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-13) 2.54%
1 month (2020-12-18) -0.10%
3 months (2020-10-20) 25.54%
6 months (2020-07-20) 71.36%
1 year (2020-01-17) -5.82%
2 years (2019-01-18) 24.79%
3 years (2018-01-19) 0.68%
5 years (2016-01-20) 153.60%

Is FS Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

FS Bancorp's P/E ratio

FS Bancorp'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, FS Bancorp 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.

FS Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$105.8 million
Operating margin TTM 42.01%
Gross profit TTM USD$90.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.8%
Return on equity TTM 16.31%
Profit margin 31.97%
Book value $53.107
Market capitalisation USD$245.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FS Bancorp shares

There are currently 43,594 FS Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as FS Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 73.6% up from 25,108 last month.

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

FS Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FS Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FS Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FS Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 10330.331753555). FS Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 4.22. In other words for every 100,000 FS Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4220 shares are currently held short.

However FS Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FS Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable FS Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FS Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FS Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0118% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FS Bancorp shares, roughly 12 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 FS Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short FS Bancorp stock.

FS Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 10.94% of net profits

Recently FS Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 10.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), FS Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In FS Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

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

FS Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 19 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

FS Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FS Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $27.0779 up to $62.7256. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FSBW.US volatility(beta: 1.26)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 FS Bancorp's is 1.263. This would suggest that FS Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

FS Bancorp overview

FS Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for 1st Security Bank of Washington that provides banking and financial services to local families, local and regional businesses, and industry niches. The company operates in two segments, Commercial and Consumer Banking; and Home Lending. It offers various deposit instruments, including checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company provides one-to-four-family residential first mortgages, second mortgage/home equity loan products, non-mortgage commercial business loans, commercial real estate loans, and construction and development loans, as well as consumer loans, which primarily include personal lines of credit, automobile, direct home improvement, loans on deposit, and recreational loans. As of April 24, 2020, it operated 21 full-service branches and seven home loan production offices in suburban communities in the greater Puget Sound area, including Snohomish, King, Pierce, Jefferson, Kitsap, Clallam, Grays Harbor, Thurston, and Lewis counties; and one loan production office in the market area of the Tri-Cities. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

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