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Hilltop Holdings Inc is a banks—regional business based in the US. Hilltop shares (HTH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hilltop employs 4,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Hilltop

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Hilltop. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HTH. 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 Hilltop 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. At last close price of USD$24.4, 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 Hilltop, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hilltop. 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.

Hilltop share price

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Hilltop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market close USD$24.4
52-week range USD$11.05 - USD$26.28
50-day moving average USD$20.4194
200-day moving average USD$18.5978
Wall St. target price USD$24.8
PE ratio 7.2105
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (1.63%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.381

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Is it a good time to buy Hilltop stock?

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Hilltop price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.4 from 2020-11-16

1 week (2020-11-24) -3.29%
1 month (2020-10-30) 6.97%
3 months (2020-09-01) 19.02%
6 months (2020-06-01) 34.29%
1 year (2019-11-29) -0.93%
2 years (2018-11-30) 24.87%
3 years (2017-12-01) -2.17%
5 years (2015-12-01) 8.30%

Is Hilltop under- or over-valued?

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

Hilltop's P/E ratio

Hilltop's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Hilltop shares trade at around 7x 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.

Hilltop's PEG ratio

Hilltop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.14. 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 Hilltop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hilltop financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.87%
Return on equity TTM 13.43%
Profit margin 17.2%
Book value $25.075
Market capitalisation USD$2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hilltop shares

There are currently 1.1 million Hilltop shares held short by investors – that's known as Hilltop's "short interest". This figure is 14.6% down from 1.2 million last month.

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

Hilltop's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hilltop's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hilltop shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hilltop shares traded daily (recently around 483986.30136986). Hilltop's SIR currently stands at 2.19. In other words for every 100,000 Hilltop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2190 shares are currently held short.

However Hilltop's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hilltop shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hilltop shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hilltop's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hilltop shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0148% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hilltop shares, roughly 15 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 Hilltop.

Find out more about how you can short Hilltop stock.

Hilltop share dividends

12%

Dividend payout ratio: 11.55% of net profits

Recently Hilltop has paid out, on average, around 11.55% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.63% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Hilltop shareholders could enjoy a 1.63% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Hilltop's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While Hilltop's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Hilltop is investing more in its future growth.

Hilltop's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Hilltop share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hilltop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.05 up to $26.28. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HTH.US volatility(beta: 1.28)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hilltop's is 1.2802. This would suggest that Hilltop's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Hilltop overview

Hilltop Holdings Inc. provides banking and financial products and services. The company operates through four segments: Banking, Broker-Dealer, Mortgage Origination, and Insurance. The Banking segment offers savings, checking, interest-bearing checking, and money market accounts; certificates of deposit; lines and letters of credit, home improvement and equity loans, loans for purchasing and carrying securities, equipment loans and leases, agricultural and commercial real estate loans, and other loans; and commercial and industrial loans, and term and construction finance. This segment also provides treasury management, check cards, safe deposit boxes, online banking, bill pay, overdraft, and automated teller machine services; and estate planning, management and administration, investment portfolio management, employee benefit accounts, and individual retirement accounts. The Broker-Dealer segment advises on public finance; trades in and underwrites U.S. government and government agency bonds, corporate and municipal bonds, and structured products, as well as mortgage-backed, asset-backed, and commercial mortgage-backed securities; trades in equities and options; and provides asset and liability management advisory, structured asset and liability, commodity hedging advisory, equity trading, retail brokerage, clearing, and securities lending services. The Mortgage Origination segment offers mortgage, jumbo, Federal Housing Administration, Veterans Affairs, and United States Department of Agriculture loans. The Insurance segment provides personal product line comprising homeowners, dwelling fire, manufactured home, and flood policies, as well as reinsurance products. Hilltop Holdings Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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