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Heritage Financial Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Heritage Financial Corporation shares (HFWA) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Heritage Financial Corporation employs 857 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$191.2 million.
|Latest market close||USD$23.39|
|52-week range||USD$14.3571 - USD$27.4007|
|50-day moving average||USD$23.8306|
|200-day moving average||USD$20.7166|
|Wall St. target price||USD$24.25|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.8 (3.47%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.1|
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|1 week (2021-01-08)||-5.46%|
|1 month (2020-12-15)||-3.23%|
|3 months (2020-10-15)||13.99%|
|6 months (2020-07-15)||15.00%|
|1 year (2020-01-15)||-14.96%|
|2 years (2019-01-15)||-23.56%|
|3 years (2018-01-12)||31.8|
|5 years (2016-01-15)||33.20%|
Valuing Heritage Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Heritage Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Heritage Financial Corporation'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, Heritage Financial Corporation 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.
Heritage Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.13. 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 Heritage Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||USD$191.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||25.9%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$227.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.65%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.95%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$827 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.7 million Heritage Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Heritage Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 2.8% down from 1.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Heritage Financial Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Heritage Financial Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Heritage Financial Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Heritage Financial Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 115071.05444521). Heritage Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 14.51. In other words for every 100,000 Heritage Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14510 shares are currently held short.
However Heritage Financial Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Heritage Financial Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Heritage Financial Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Heritage Financial Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Heritage Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0557% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Heritage Financial Corporation shares, roughly 56 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Heritage Financial Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Heritage Financial Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 75.61% of net profits
Recently Heritage Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 75.61% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.47% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Heritage Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.47% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Heritage Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
Heritage Financial Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Heritage Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 18 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Heritage Financial Corporation's shares were split on 28 September 2005.
Over the last 12 months, Heritage Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.3571 up to $27.4007. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Heritage Financial Corporation's is 0.7769. This would suggest that Heritage Financial Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Heritage Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank that provides various financial services to businesses and individuals in the United States. The company accepts various deposit products, such as noninterest demand deposits, interest bearing demand deposits, money market accounts, savings accounts, personal checking accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, owner-occupied and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans, one-to-four family residential loans, real estate construction and land development loans, consumer loans, business loans, lines of credit, term equipment financing, and term real estate loans, as well as commercial business loans focuses on real estate related industries and businesses in agricultural, healthcare, legal, and other professions. The company also originates loans that are guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration; and offers trust services through trust powers, as well as objective advice. As of June 30, 2020, the company had a network of 62 branches located in Washington and Oregon. The company was formerly known as Heritage Financial Corporation, M.H.C. and changed its name to Heritage Financial Corporation in 1998. Heritage Financial Corporation was founded in 1927 and is headquartered in Olympia, Washington.
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