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How to buy HomeStreet (HMST) stock

Learn how to easily invest in HomeStreet stock.

HomeStreet, Inc
NASDAQ: HMST - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$37.47
+$0.60 (+1.63%)

HomeStreet, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. HomeStreet shares (HMST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HomeStreet employs 1,013 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in HomeStreet

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – HMST – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

HomeStreet stock price (NASDAQ: HMST)

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HomeStreet shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$45.02
52-week range$22.80 - $52.17
50-day moving average $40.92
200-day moving average $42.01
Wall St. target price$48.50
PE ratio 8.2129
Dividend yield $0.7 (1.82%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.54

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HomeStreet price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $45.02 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 11.13%
3 months (2021-04-28) 10.13%
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 HomeStreet under- or over-valued?

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

HomeStreet's P/E ratio

HomeStreet's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, HomeStreet shares trade at around 8x 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.

HomeStreet's PEG ratio

HomeStreet's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.82. 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 HomeStreet's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

HomeStreet financials

Revenue TTM $366.8 million
Operating margin TTM 38.02%
Gross profit TTM $337.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.46%
Return on equity TTM 14.87%
Profit margin 27.95%
Book value $32.84
Market capitalisation $823.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting HomeStreet shares

There are currently 720,633 HomeStreet shares held short by investors – that's known as HomeStreet's "short interest". This figure is 8.4% down from 787,043 last month.

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

HomeStreet's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

HomeStreet's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of HomeStreet shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of HomeStreet shares traded daily (recently around 124033.21858864). HomeStreet's SIR currently stands at 5.81. In other words for every 100,000 HomeStreet shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5810 shares are currently held short.

However HomeStreet's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of HomeStreet shares, or, against the total number of tradable HomeStreet shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case HomeStreet's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 HomeStreet shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0352% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable HomeStreet 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 HomeStreet.

Find out more about how you can short HomeStreet stock.

HomeStreet share dividends

16%

Dividend payout ratio: 16.29% of net profits

Recently HomeStreet has paid out, on average, around 16.29% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), HomeStreet shareholders could enjoy a 2.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In HomeStreet's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.

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

HomeStreet's most recent dividend payout was on 25 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have HomeStreet's shares ever split?

HomeStreet's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 7 November 2012. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HomeStreet shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HomeStreet shares which in turn could have impacted HomeStreet's share price.

HomeStreet share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HomeStreet's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.802 up to $52.1653. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HMST.US volatility(beta: 0.99)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 HomeStreet's is 0.994. This would suggest that HomeStreet's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

HomeStreet overview

HomeStreet, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for HomeStreet Bank, a state-chartered commercial bank that provides commercial and consumer banking services primarily in the Western United States. The company offers deposit and insurance products and services. Its loan products include commercial business and agriculture loans, single family residential mortgages, consumer loans, commercial loans secured by residential and commercial real estate, and construction loans for residential and commercial real estate development, as well as consumer installment loans and permanent loans on commercial real estate and single family residences. In addition, the company offers its products and services through bank branches, loan production offices, and ATMs, as well as through online, mobile, and telephone banking. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 62 full-service bank branches located in Washington state, Northern and Southern California, the Portland, Oregon, and Hawaii; and five primary stand-alone commercial lending centers in Central Washington, Oregon, Southern California, Idaho, and Utah. HomeStreet, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of HomeStreet is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.198% of HomeStreet shares are held by insiders and 89.304% by institutions.
How many people work for HomeStreet?
Latest data suggests 1,013 work at HomeStreet.
When does the fiscal year end for HomeStreet?
HomeStreet's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is HomeStreet based?
HomeStreet's address is: 601 Union Street, Seattle, WA, United States, 98101
What is HomeStreet's ISIN number?
HomeStreet's international securities identification number is: US43785V1026
What is HomeStreet's CUSIP number?
HomeStreet's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 43785V102

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