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How to buy German American Bancorp (GABC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in German American Bancorp stock.

German American Bancorp, Inc
NASDAQ: GABC - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$35.94
+$0.47 (+1.33%)

German American Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. German American Bancorp shares (GABC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. German American Bancorp employs 776 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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German American Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: GABC)

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German American Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$41.80
52-week range$25.58 - $50.86
50-day moving average $38.10
200-day moving average $40.23
Wall St. target price$44.75
PE ratio 13.5848
Dividend yield $0.8 (2.19%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.61

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German American Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $41.8 from 2021-05-28

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Is German American Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

German American Bancorp's P/E ratio

German American 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 14x. In other words, German American Bancorp shares trade at around 14x 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.

German American Bancorp's PEG ratio

German American Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.43. 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 German American Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

German American Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $203.3 million
Operating margin TTM 44.66%
Gross profit TTM $192.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.45%
Return on equity TTM 11.54%
Profit margin 34.09%
Book value $23.25
Market capitalisation $941.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting German American Bancorp shares

There are currently 371,004 German American Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as German American Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 17.7% down from 450,882 last month.

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

German American Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

German American Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of German American Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of German American Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 52401.694915254). German American Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 7.08. In other words for every 100,000 German American Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7080 shares are currently held short.

However German American Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of German American Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable German American Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case German American Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 German American Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.015% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable German American Bancorp shares, roughly 15 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 German American Bancorp.

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German American Bancorp share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.53% of net profits

Recently German American Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 30.53% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), German American Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 2.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In German American Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

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

German American Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 19 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have German American Bancorp's shares ever split?

German American Bancorp's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 23 April 2017. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your German American Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for German American Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted German American Bancorp's share price.

German American Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, German American Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.5795 up to $50.8621. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GABC.US volatility(beta: 0.78)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 German American Bancorp's is 0.7797. This would suggest that German American Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

German American Bancorp overview

German American Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for German American Bank that provides retail and commercial banking services. The company operates through three segments: Core Banking, Wealth Management Services, and Insurance Operations. The Core Banking segment accepts various deposit products from the general public; and originates consumer, commercial and agricultural, commercial and agricultural real estate, and residential mortgage loans, as well as sells residential mortgage loans in the secondary market. The Wealth Management segment segment provides trust, investment advisory, brokerage, and retirement planning services. The Insurance Operations segment offers a range of personal and corporate property and casualty insurance products. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 73 banking offices in 20 contiguous southern Indiana counties; 8 counties in Kentucky; and one county in Tennessee.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of German American Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 7.508% of German American Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 45.428% by institutions.
How many people work for German American Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 776 work at German American Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for German American Bancorp?
German American Bancorp's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is German American Bancorp based?
German American Bancorp's address is: 711 Main Street, Jasper, IN, United States, 47546
What is German American Bancorp's ISIN number?
German American Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US3738651047
What is German American Bancorp's CUSIP number?
German American Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 373865104

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