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Investar Holding Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Investar Holding Corporation shares (ISTR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Investar Holding Corporation employs 323 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$74.5 million.
|52-week range||USD$8.3398 - USD$22.2001|
|50-day moving average||USD$17.3527|
|200-day moving average||USD$15.395|
|Wall St. target price||USD$21.5|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.25 (1.29%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.27|
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Valuing Investar Holding Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Investar Holding Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Investar Holding 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 15x. In other words, Investar Holding Corporation shares trade at around 15x 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.
|Revenue TTM||USD$74.5 million|
|Operating margin TTM||24.71%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$74.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.62%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.72%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$208.5 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 73,328 Investar Holding Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Investar Holding Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 17.1% up from 62,614 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Investar Holding Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Investar Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Investar Holding Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Investar Holding Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 16703.416856492). Investar Holding Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.39. In other words for every 100,000 Investar Holding Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4390 shares are currently held short.
However Investar Holding Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Investar Holding Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Investar Holding Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Investar Holding Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Investar Holding Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0075% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Investar Holding Corporation shares, roughly 8 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 Investar Holding Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Investar Holding Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 20.66% of net profits
Recently Investar Holding Corporation has paid out, on average, around 20.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.37% 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 Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.37% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Investar Holding Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.25 per share.
While Investar Holding Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Investar Holding Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Investar Holding Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Investar Holding Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.3398 up to $22.2001. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Investar Holding Corporation's is 0.6894. This would suggest that Investar Holding Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides various 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 loans, such as second and other second mortgage loans; consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured installment and term loans, second mortgages, 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, 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 30 full service branches. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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