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How to buy Independent Bank Corporation stock

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Independent Bank Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Independent Bank Corporation shares (IBCP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Independent Bank Corporation employs 854 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Independent Bank Corporation share price

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Independent Bank Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$10.50 - $24.73
50-day moving average $23.45
200-day moving average $19.68
Wall St. target price$25.20
PE ratio 7.098
Dividend yield $0.81 (3.45%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.33

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Is it a good time to buy Independent Bank Corporation stock?

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Is Independent Bank Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Independent Bank Corporation's P/E ratio

Independent Bank 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 7x. In other words, Independent Bank Corporation 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.

Independent Bank Corporation's PEG ratio

Independent Bank Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.33. 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 Independent Bank 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.

Independent Bank Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $214.6 million
Operating margin TTM 43.16%
Gross profit TTM $191.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.82%
Return on equity TTM 20.3%
Profit margin 34.2%
Book value $17.79
Market capitalisation $514.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Independent Bank Corporation shares

There are currently 382,618 Independent Bank Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Independent Bank Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% down from 409,840 last month.

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

Independent Bank Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Independent Bank Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Independent Bank Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Independent Bank Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 102854.30107527). Independent Bank Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.72. In other words for every 100,000 Independent Bank Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3720 shares are currently held short.

However Independent Bank Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Independent Bank Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Independent Bank Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Independent Bank Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Independent Bank Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0207% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Independent Bank Corporation shares, roughly 21 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 Independent Bank Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Independent Bank Corporation stock.

Independent Bank Corporation share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.16% of net profits

Recently Independent Bank Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Independent Bank Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Independent Bank Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.81 per share.

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

Independent Bank Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 13 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Independent Bank Corporation's shares ever split?

Independent Bank Corporation's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 31 August 2010. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Independent Bank Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Independent Bank Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Independent Bank Corporation's share price.

Independent Bank Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Independent Bank Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.501 up to $24.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

IBCP.US volatility(beta: 1.16)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 Independent Bank Corporation's is 1.1594. This would suggest that Independent Bank Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Independent Bank Corporation overview

Independent Bank Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Independent Bank that provides various banking services to individuals and businesses. The company offers checking and savings accounts, commercial lending, direct and indirect consumer financing, mortgage lending, and safe deposit box services, as well as automatic teller machine, and Internet and mobile banking services. It also provides title insurance, insurance brokerage, and investment services. The company offers its services through approximately 59 branches, two drive-thru facilities, and nine loan production offices in Michigan; and two loan production offices in Ohio. Independent Bank Corporation was founded in 1864 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. .

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