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How to buy Lakeland Bancorp stock | $13.81

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Lakeland Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Lakeland Bancorp shares (LBAI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Lakeland Bancorp employs 692 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$202.5 million.

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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 Lakeland Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: LBAI. 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 Lakeland 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. At last close price of USD$13.81, 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 Lakeland Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Lakeland 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.

Lakeland Bancorp share price

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Lakeland Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$13.81
52-week rangeUSD$8.0212 - USD$16.7234
50-day moving average USD$12.5073
200-day moving average USD$11.1055
Wall St. target priceUSD$14.5
PE ratio 11.2054
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (3.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.12

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Lakeland Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.81 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-08) 0.44%
1 month (2020-12-15) 7.55%
3 months (2020-10-15) 31.40%
6 months (2020-07-15) 26.47%
1 year (2020-01-15) -18.24%
2 years (2019-01-15) -10.44%
3 years (2018-01-12) 20.35
5 years (2016-01-15) 26.58%

Is Lakeland Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Lakeland Bancorp's P/E ratio

Lakeland 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 11x. In other words, Lakeland Bancorp shares trade at around 11x 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.

Lakeland Bancorp's PEG ratio

Lakeland Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.07. 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 Lakeland 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.

Lakeland Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$202.5 million
Operating margin TTM 38.43%
Gross profit TTM USD$220.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.82%
Return on equity TTM 7.83%
Profit margin 28.33%
Book value $14.932
Market capitalisation USD$633.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Lakeland Bancorp shares

There are currently 972,225 Lakeland Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Lakeland Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 6.1% up from 916,733 last month.

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

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

Lakeland Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Lakeland Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Lakeland Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 118275.54744526). Lakeland Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 8.22. In other words for every 100,000 Lakeland Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8220 shares are currently held short.

However Lakeland Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Lakeland Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Lakeland Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Lakeland Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Lakeland Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Lakeland Bancorp shares, roughly 20 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 Lakeland Bancorp.

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

Lakeland Bancorp share dividends

45%

Dividend payout ratio: 44.64% of net profits

Recently Lakeland Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 44.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Lakeland Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Lakeland Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

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

Lakeland Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 13 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Lakeland Bancorp's shares ever split?

Lakeland Bancorp's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 30 May 2014. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Lakeland Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Lakeland Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Lakeland Bancorp's share price.

Lakeland Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Lakeland Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.0212 up to $16.7234. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LBAI.US volatility(beta: 0.95)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 Lakeland Bancorp's is 0.9549. This would suggest that Lakeland Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Lakeland Bancorp overview

Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Lakeland Bank that provides various banking products and services for individuals and small to medium sized businesses. It offers commercial banking services, including savings, money market, and time accounts, as well as demand deposits; lending solutions, such as short and medium term loans, lines of credit, letters of credit, inventory and accounts receivable financing, real estate construction loans, mortgage loans, small business administration loans, commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, and equipment financing, as well as merchant credit card services; and Internet banking, mobile banking, wire transfer, night depository, and cash management services. The company also provides consumer banking services comprising checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, secured and unsecured loans, consumer installment loans, mortgage loans, and safe deposit services, as well as Internet banking services. In addition, it offers investment advisory services; and non-deposit products, which include securities brokerage services, including mutual funds and variable annuities, as well as commercial title insurance services and life insurance products. The company operates 52 branch offices throughout Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties in New Jersey and Highland Mills, New York; 6 New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Iselin, Jackson, Montville, Teaneck, and Waldwick; and 1 commercial lending center in New York to serve the Hudson Valley region. Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

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