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How to buy Howard Bancorp stock

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Howard Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Howard Bancorp shares (HBMD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Howard Bancorp employs 299 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$77.4 million.

How to buy shares in Howard Bancorp

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

Howard Bancorp share price

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Howard Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week rangeUSD$8.44 - USD$18.87
50-day moving average USD$12.1565
200-day moving average USD$10.4026
Wall St. target priceUSD$13
PE ratio 10.9647
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.839

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Is it a good time to buy Howard Bancorp stock?

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Is Howard Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Howard Bancorp's P/E ratio

Howard Bancorp's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Howard Bancorp shares trade at around 11x 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.

Howard Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$77.4 million
Operating margin TTM 36.25%
Gross profit TTM USD$85.4 million
Return on assets TTM -0.64%
Return on equity TTM -5.2%
Profit margin -20.11%
Book value $15.446
Market capitalisation USD$221.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Howard Bancorp shares

There are currently 173,518 Howard Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Howard Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 172,050 last month.

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

Howard Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Howard Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Howard Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Howard Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 16978.277886497). Howard Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 10.22. In other words for every 100,000 Howard Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10220 shares are currently held short.

However Howard Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Howard Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Howard Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Howard Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Howard Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0161% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Howard Bancorp shares, roughly 16 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 Howard Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Howard Bancorp stock.

Howard Bancorp share dividends

We're not expecting Howard Bancorp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Howard Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Howard Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.44 up to $18.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HBMD.US volatility(beta: 0.81)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 Howard Bancorp's is 0.81. This would suggest that Howard Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Howard Bancorp overview

Howard Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Howard Bank that provides commercial banking, mortgage banking, and consumer finance products and services to businesses, business owners, professionals, and other consumers. The company offers various consumer and business deposit products, including demand, money market, savings, individual retirement, and commercial and retail checking accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial loans, such as lines of credit, revolving credit facilities, accounts receivable and inventory financing, term loans, equipment loans, small business administration loans, stand-by letters of credit, and unsecured loans, as well as equipment lease services; commercial mortgage loans for owner occupied and investment properties; construction loans; residential mortgage loans; and secured and unsecured consumer loans. In addition, the company offers wire transfer services; automated teller machines and check cards; and safe deposit boxes, as well as credit cards through a third party processor. Further, it provides Internet banking, merchant card, overnight sweep, and remote deposit capture services; and online and mobile banking services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated through a network of 16 full service branches, as well as eight mortgage and commercial lending offices located in Maryland. Howard Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

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