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How to buy Glacier Bancorp stock

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Glacier Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Glacier Bancorp shares (GBCI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Glacier Bancorp employs 2,837 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$728 million.

How to buy shares in Glacier Bancorp

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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 Glacier Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GBCI. 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 Glacier 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. 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 Glacier Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Glacier 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.

Glacier Bancorp share price

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Glacier Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-08.
52-week rangeUSD$29.4984 - USD$67.35
50-day moving average USD$58.3557
200-day moving average USD$46.462
Wall St. target priceUSD$53.83
PE ratio 20.6197
Dividend yield USD$1.18 (2.04%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.808

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Is Glacier Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Glacier Bancorp's P/E ratio

Glacier 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 21x. In other words, Glacier Bancorp shares trade at around 21x 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.

Glacier Bancorp's PEG ratio

Glacier Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1. 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 Glacier 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.

Glacier Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$728 million
Operating margin TTM 48.33%
Gross profit TTM USD$728 million
Return on assets TTM 1.65%
Return on equity TTM 12.48%
Profit margin 36.6%
Book value $24.176
Market capitalisation USD$5.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Glacier Bancorp shares

There are currently 2.8 million Glacier Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Glacier Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 11.9% up from 2.5 million last month.

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

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

Glacier Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Glacier Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Glacier Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 414130.28485757). Glacier Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 6.67. In other words for every 100,000 Glacier Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6670 shares are currently held short.

However Glacier Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Glacier Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Glacier Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Glacier Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Glacier Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0331% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Glacier Bancorp shares, roughly 33 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 Glacier Bancorp.

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

Glacier Bancorp share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.17% of net profits

Recently Glacier Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 37.17% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.15% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Glacier Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 2.15% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Glacier Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1.18 per share.

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

Glacier Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 21 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Glacier Bancorp's shares ever split?

Glacier Bancorp's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 14 December 2006. 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 Glacier Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Glacier Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Glacier Bancorp's share price.

Glacier Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Glacier Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.4984 up to $67.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GBCI.US volatility(beta: 1.02)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 Glacier Bancorp's is 1.0193. This would suggest that Glacier Bancorp's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Glacier Bancorp overview

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Glacier Bank that provides commercial banking services to individuals, small to medium-sized businesses, community organizations, and public entities in the United States. It offers non-interest bearing deposit and interest bearing deposit accounts, such as negotiable order of withdrawal and demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market deposit accounts, fixed rate certificates of deposits, negotiated-rate jumbo certificates, and individual retirement accounts. The company also provides construction and permanent loans on residential real estate; consumer land or lot acquisition loans; unimproved land and land development loans; and residential builder guidance lines comprising pre-sold and spec-home construction, and lot acquisition loans. In addition, it offers commercial real estate loans to purchase, construct, and finance commercial real estate properties; consumer loans secured by real estate, automobiles, or other assets; paycheck protection program loans; home equity loans consisting of 1-4 family junior lien mortgages, and first and junior lien lines of credit secured by residential real estate; and agriculture loans. Further, the company provides mortgage origination and loan servicing services. Glacier Bancorp, Inc. has 193 locations, including 172 branches and 21 loan or administration offices in 71 counties within 8 states comprising Montana, Idaho, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. The company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Kalispell, Montana.

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