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How to buy HBT Financial stock

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HBT Financial, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. HBT Financial shares (HBT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in HBT Financial

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

HBT Financial share price

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HBT Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$8.8888 - USD$16.6413
50-day moving average USD$15.4561
200-day moving average USD$13.6569
Wall St. target priceUSD$17.67
PE ratio 4.684
Dividend yield USD$0.01 (0.06%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.478

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Is HBT Financial under- or over-valued?

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

HBT Financial's P/E ratio

HBT Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, HBT Financial shares trade at around 5x 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.

HBT Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$141.5 million
Operating margin TTM 37.82%
Gross profit TTM USD$141.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM 10.57%
Profit margin 26.03%
Book value $19.356
Market capitalisation USD$447.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HBT Financial shares

There are currently 288,552 HBT Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as HBT Financial's "short interest". This figure is 18.7% up from 243,150 last month.

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

HBT Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HBT Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HBT Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HBT Financial shares traded daily (recently around 85370.414201183). HBT Financial's SIR currently stands at 3.38. In other words for every 100,000 HBT Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3380 shares are currently held short.

However HBT Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HBT Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable HBT Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HBT Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HBT Financial shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0298% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HBT Financial shares, roughly 30 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 HBT Financial.

Find out more about how you can short HBT Financial stock.

HBT Financial share dividends

42%

Dividend payout ratio: 41.67% of net profits

Recently HBT Financial has paid out, on average, around 41.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HBT Financial shareholders could enjoy a 3.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HBT Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.01 per share.

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

HBT Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 16 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

HBT Financial overview

HBT Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Heartland Bank and Trust Company and State Bank of Lincoln that provides business, commercial, and retail banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and municipal entities. It offers money market, savings, checking, HSA, IRA, and interest-bearing transaction accounts; time, brokered, and noninterest-bearing demand deposits; and certificates of deposits. The company also provides commercial real estate (CRE) loans, including non-owner occupied CRE, construction and land development, and multi-family loans; commercial and industrial and owner-occupied CRE loans; agricultural and farmland loans; and one-to-four family residential loans, as well as municipal, consumer, and other loans. In addition, it offers wealth management services, including financial planning to individuals, trusts, and estates; trustee and custodial, investment management, corporate retirement plan consulting and administration, and retail brokerage services; farmland management, farmland sale, and crop insurance services; and treasury management services, as well as originates and sells residential mortgage loans. Further, the company provides digital banking services, such as online banking, mobile banking, and digital payments services, as well as personal financial management tools. It operates through 61 full-service and three limited-service branch locations across 18 counties in Central and Northeastern Illinois. The company was formerly known as Heartland Bancorp, Inc. and changed its name to HBT Financial, Inc. in September 2019. HBT Financial, Inc. was founded in 1920 and is headquartered in Bloomington, Illinois.

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