How to buy Lake Shore Bancorp stock - 07 March

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How to buy Lake Shore Bancorp stock

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Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Lake Shore Bancorp shares (LSBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Lake Shore 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 Lake Shore Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LSBK. 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 Lake Shore 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 Lake Shore Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lake Shore 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.

Lake Shore Bancorp share price

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Lake Shore Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$8.6081 - USD$15.7249
50-day moving average USD$14.1688
200-day moving average USD$13.1577
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 20.2857
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (3.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.77

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Is it a good time to buy Lake Shore Bancorp stock?

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Is Lake Shore Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Lake Shore Bancorp's P/E ratio

Lake Shore 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 20x. In other words, Lake Shore Bancorp shares trade at around 20x 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.

Lake Shore Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$21.3 million
Operating margin TTM 25.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$21.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.7%
Return on equity TTM 5.4%
Profit margin 21.4%
Book value $14.517
Market capitalisation USD$90.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lake Shore Bancorp shares

There are currently 2,364 Lake Shore Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Lake Shore Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 1690.9% up from 132 last month.

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

Lake Shore Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Lake Shore Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lake Shore Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lake Shore Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 1432.7272727273). Lake Shore Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 1.65. In other words for every 100,000 Lake Shore Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1650 shares are currently held short.

However Lake Shore Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lake Shore Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lake Shore Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lake Shore Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lake Shore Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0014% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lake Shore Bancorp shares, roughly 1 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 Lake Shore Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Lake Shore Bancorp stock.

Lake Shore Bancorp share dividends

78%

Dividend payout ratio: 77.69% of net profits

Recently Lake Shore Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 77.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.4% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lake Shore Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.4% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lake Shore Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

Lake Shore Bancorp's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Lake Shore Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Lake Shore Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lake Shore Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.6081 up to $15.7249. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LSBK.US volatility(beta: 0.59)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 Lake Shore Bancorp's is 0.5918. This would suggest that Lake Shore Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lake Shore Bancorp overview

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. operates as the savings and loan holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank that provides retail and commercial banking products and services. It accepts various deposit products, such as regular savings deposits, including Christmas Club, passbook, and statement savings accounts; money market savings and checking accounts; interest bearing and non-interest bearing checking accounts comprising demand deposits; health savings accounts; retirement accounts; time deposits; interest on lawyer accounts; and accounts for individuals, as well as commercial savings, checking, and money market accounts for businesses. The company's loan portfolio consists of one-to four-family residential mortgages, home equity loans, commercial real estate loans, and construction loans; business installment loans, lines of credit, and other commercial loans; and consumer loans that include personal consumer loans, overdraft lines of credit, vehicle loans, secured and unsecured property improvement loans, and other secured and unsecured loans. As of February 6, 2020, it had 11 full-service branch locations in Western New York, including 5 locations in Chautauqua County and 6 locations in Erie County, New York. The company was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Dunkirk, New York. Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. is a subsidiary of Lake Shore, MHC.

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