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How to buy Investors Bancorp stock

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Investors Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Investors Bancorp shares (ISBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Investors Bancorp employs 1,751 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Investors Bancorp share price

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Investors Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$6.57 - $15.71
50-day moving average $14.74
200-day moving average $11.71
Wall St. target price$16.36
PE ratio 13.974
Dividend yield $0.52 (3.44%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.08

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Is Investors Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Investors Bancorp's P/E ratio

Investors 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 14x. In other words, Investors Bancorp shares trade at around 14x 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.

Investors Bancorp's PEG ratio

Investors Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.03. 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 Investors Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Investors Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $793 million
Operating margin TTM 47.8%
Gross profit TTM $746 million
Return on assets TTM 0.97%
Return on equity TTM 9.48%
Profit margin 32.07%
Book value $11.70
Market capitalisation $3.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Investors Bancorp shares

There are currently 16.0 million Investors Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Investors Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% down from 16.7 million last month.

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

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

Investors Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Investors Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Investors Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Investors Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 6.4. In other words for every 100,000 Investors Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6400 shares are currently held short.

However Investors Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Investors Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Investors Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Investors Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Investors Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.078% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Investors Bancorp shares, roughly 78 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 Investors Bancorp.

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

Investors Bancorp share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.31% of net profits

Recently Investors Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 40.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.72% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Investors Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.72% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Investors Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.52 per share.

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

Investors Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 24 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Investors Bancorp's shares ever split?

Investors Bancorp's shares were split on a 2549:1000 basis on 7 May 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2549 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Investors Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Investors Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Investors Bancorp's share price.

Investors Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Investors Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.5662 up to $15.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISBC.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 Investors Bancorp's is 1.171. This would suggest that Investors Bancorp'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).

Investors Bancorp overview

Investors Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Investors Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals and businesses in the United States. Its deposit products include savings, checking, and money market accounts. The company's loan portfolio comprises multi-family, commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, and construction loans; one-to four-family residential mortgage loans secured by one-to four-family residential real estate; and consumer and other loans primarily consisting of home equity loans, and home equity lines of credit, as well as various insurance products comprising life insurance, fixed annuities, and indexed annuities. As of December 31, 2020, it operated through a network of 156 branches in New Jersey and New York. Investors Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey.

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