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How to buy Limestone Bancorp (LMST) stock

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Limestone Bancorp, Inc
NASDAQ: LMST - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$16.60
-$0.04 (-0.24%)

Limestone Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Limestone Bancorp shares (LMST) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Limestone Bancorp employs 225 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Limestone Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: LMST)

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Limestone Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
Latest market close$15.91
52-week range$9.82 - $17.00
50-day moving average $16.34
200-day moving average $15.25
Wall St. target price$18.00
PE ratio 12.029
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.38

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Limestone Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.91 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-02) -4.16%
1 month (2021-06-11) -2.63%
3 months (2021-04-12) 1.34%
6 months (2021-01-12) 25.77%
1 year (2020-07-10) 24.59%
2 years (2019-07-12) 5.64%
3 years (2018-07-12) 17.4512
5 years (2016-07-12) 833.14%

Is Limestone Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Limestone Bancorp's P/E ratio

Limestone 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 12x. In other words, Limestone Bancorp shares trade at around 12x 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.

Limestone Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $44.8 million
Operating margin TTM 29.64%
Gross profit TTM $43 million
Return on assets TTM 0.79%
Return on equity TTM 9.27%
Profit margin 23.17%
Book value $16.02
Market capitalisation $126.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Limestone Bancorp shares

There are currently 174,234 Limestone Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Limestone Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 32.7% up from 131,264 last month.

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

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

Limestone Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Limestone Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Limestone Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 10285.360094451). Limestone Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 16.94. In other words for every 100,000 Limestone Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 16940 shares are currently held short.

However Limestone Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Limestone Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Limestone Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Limestone Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Limestone Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.045% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Limestone Bancorp shares, roughly 45 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Limestone Bancorp.

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

Limestone Bancorp share dividends

We're not expecting Limestone Bancorp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Limestone Bancorp's shares ever split?

Limestone Bancorp's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 18 December 2016. So if you had owned 5 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Limestone Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Limestone Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Limestone Bancorp's share price.

Limestone Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Limestone Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.82 up to $17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LMST.US volatility(beta: 0.83)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 Limestone Bancorp's is 0.8321. This would suggest that Limestone Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Limestone Bancorp overview

Limestone Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Limestone Bank, Inc. that provides a range of commercial and personal banking products and services. The company offers deposit products, including savings, interest checking, and money market accounts, as well as fixed rate certificates with varying maturities. It also provides commercial loans for equipment purchases, working capital, and other financing needs of business enterprises; and commercial real estate loans that comprise loans on properties occupied by borrowers and tenants, as well as construction and development loans secured by land under development, or homes and commercial buildings under construction. In addition, the company offers residential real estate loans; consumer loans; agriculture loans secured by livestock, crops, and equipment; and other loans, including loans to municipalities, loans secured by stock, and overdrafts. Further, it provides drive-through banking facilities, automatic teller machines, personalized checks, credit and debit cards, electronic funds transfers through ACH services, domestic and foreign wire transfers, and loan and deposit sweep accounts; and curbside banking, night depository, internet and mobile banking, treasury management, remote deposit, cash management, and vault services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Limestone Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 32.061% of Limestone Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 40.043% by institutions.
How many people work for Limestone Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 225 work at Limestone Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for Limestone Bancorp?
Limestone Bancorp's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Limestone Bancorp based?
Limestone Bancorp's address is: 2500 Eastpoint Parkway, Louisville, KY, United States, 40223
What is Limestone Bancorp's ISIN number?
Limestone Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US53262L1052
What is Limestone Bancorp's CUSIP number?
Limestone Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 53262L105

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