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How to buy Investar Holding stock

Learn how to easily invest in Investar Holding stock.

Investar Holding Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Investar Holding shares (ISTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Investar Holding employs 336 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Investar Holding stock price (NASDAQ: ISTR)

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Investar Holding shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$21.90
52-week range$16.92 - $23.23
50-day moving average $20.57
200-day moving average $19.65
Wall St. target price$22.88
PE ratio 17.8895
Dividend yield $0.325 (1.55%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.21

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Is it a good time to buy Investar Holding stock?

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Investar Holding price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $21.9 from 2022-06-30

1 week (2022-06-23) 0.92%
1 month (2022-06-01) -1.17%
3 months (2022-04-01) 15.75%
6 months (2021-12-31) 18.96%
1 year (2021-07-01) -5.44%
2 years (2020-07-01) 43.98%
3 years (2019-07-01) 23.55
5 years (2017-06-30) 22.9

Is Investar Holding stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Investar Holding's P/E ratio

Investar Holding's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 18x. In other words, Investar Holding shares trade at around 18x 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.

Investar Holding financials

Revenue TTM $79.5 million
Operating margin TTM 22.52%
Gross profit TTM $73 million
Return on assets TTM 0.51%
Return on equity TTM 5.29%
Profit margin 16.03%
Book value $22.66
Market capitalisation $223.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Investar Holding share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47.18% of net profits

Recently Investar Holding has paid out, on average, around 47.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.55% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Investar Holding shareholders could enjoy a 1.55% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Investar Holding's case, that would currently equate to about $0.325 per share.

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

Investar Holding's most recent dividend payout was on 28 April 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Investar Holding share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Investar Holding's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.9249 up to $23.225. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISTR.US volatility(beta: 0.5)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 Investar Holding's is 0.5014. This would suggest that Investar Holding's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Investar Holding overview

Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides a range of commercial banking products to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in South Louisiana. The company offers various deposit products and services, such as savings, checking, money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as various certificates of deposit; debit cards; and mobile banking services. It also provides commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans, including working capital lines of credit and equipment loans; loans for the construction of commercial projects, and single family residential and multifamily properties; one-to-four family residential real estate lending, such as second mortgage loans; consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured installment and term loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto loans, as well as loans for personal, family, and household purposes. In addition, the company offers cash management products, including remote deposit capture, lockbox payment processing, virtual vault, electronic statements, positive pay, ACH origination and wire transfer, investment sweep accounts, and business Internet banking services. Further, it provides various other banking services, such as cashiers' checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, night depository, bank-by-mail, automated teller machine, interactive teller machines, merchant card, and mobile wallet payment services. The company operates through a network of 33 full service branches. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Investar Holding is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 8.589% of Investar Holding shares are held by insiders and 60.87% by institutions.
How many people work for Investar Holding?
Latest data suggests 336 work at Investar Holding.
When does the fiscal year end for Investar Holding?
Investar Holding's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Investar Holding based?
Investar Holding's address is: 10500 Coursey Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, 70816
What is Investar Holding's ISIN number?
Investar Holding's international securities identification number is: US46134L1052
What is Investar Holding's CUSIP number?
Investar Holding's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 46134L105

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