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How to buy Heritage Financial Corporation (HFWA) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Heritage Financial Corporation stock.

Heritage Financial Corporation
NASDAQ: HFWA - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$23.12
-$0.19 (-0.82%)

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 840 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Heritage Financial Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: HFWA)

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Heritage Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$29.01
52-week range$16.97 - $30.65
50-day moving average $25.31
200-day moving average $26.66
Wall St. target price$30.60
PE ratio 13.5042
Dividend yield $0.8 (3.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.66

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Heritage Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $29.01 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 16.18%
3 months (2021-04-28) 3.20%
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Heritage Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 14x. In other words, Heritage Financial Corporation 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.

Heritage Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

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.

Heritage Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $217.5 million
Operating margin TTM 34.12%
Gross profit TTM $199.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.95%
Return on equity TTM 7.35%
Profit margin 27.46%
Book value $23.00
Market capitalisation $805.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Heritage Financial Corporation shares

There are currently 1.2 million Heritage Financial Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Heritage Financial Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 19.9% down from 1.6 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)

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 199719.1011236). Heritage Financial Corporation's SIR currently stands at 6.23. In other words for every 100,000 Heritage Financial Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6230 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Heritage Financial Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0352% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Heritage Financial Corporation shares, roughly 35 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 Heritage Financial Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Heritage Financial Corporation stock.

Heritage Financial Corporation share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.67% of net profits

Recently Heritage Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 48.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.46% 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 3.46% 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.

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

Heritage Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 18 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Heritage Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Heritage Financial Corporation's shares were split on 27 September 2005.

Heritage Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Heritage Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.9657 up to $30.6452. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HFWA.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 Heritage Financial Corporation's is 0.7753. This would suggest that Heritage Financial Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Heritage Financial Corporation overview

Heritage Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank that provides various financial services to small and medium sized 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, commercial business loans, lines of credit, term equipment financing, and term real estate loans, as well as commercial business loans to a range of businesses in industries that include real estate and rental and leasing, healthcare, accommodation and food services, retail trade, and construction. The company also originates loans that are guaranteed by the U. S. Small Business Administration; and offers trust services, as well as objective advice. As of January 07, 2021, it had a network of 61 banking offices located in Washington and Oregon.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Heritage Financial Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.678% of Heritage Financial Corporation shares are held by insiders and 82.85% by institutions.
How many people work for Heritage Financial Corporation?
Latest data suggests 840 work at Heritage Financial Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Heritage Financial Corporation?
Heritage Financial Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Heritage Financial Corporation based?
Heritage Financial Corporation's address is: 201 Fifth Avenue SW, Olympia, WA, United States, 98501
What is Heritage Financial Corporation's ISIN number?
Heritage Financial Corporation's international securities identification number is: US42722X1063
What is Heritage Financial Corporation's CUSIP number?
Heritage Financial Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 42722X106

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