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How to buy Limestone Bancorp stock
Learn how to easily invest in Limestone Bancorp stock.
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 $52.3 million.
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Limestone Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: LMST)Use our graph to track the performance of LMST stocks over time.
Limestone Bancorp shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$19.75|
|52-week range||$17.48 - $23.57|
|50-day moving average||$19.66|
|200-day moving average||$19.71|
|Wall St. target price||$22.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.1 (0.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.99|
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Limestone Bancorp price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||0.77%|
|1 month (2022-09-01)||2.01%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||5.33%|
|6 months (2022-04-01)||-3.00%|
|1 year (2021-10-01)||11.27%|
|2 years (2020-10-01)||92.31%|
|3 years (2019-10-01)||28.12%|
|5 years (2017-09-28)||73.25%|
Is Limestone Bancorp stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 10x. In other words, Limestone Bancorp shares trade at around 10x 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||$52.3 million|
|Operating margin TTM||39.1%|
|Gross profit TTM||$51.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.12%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.29%|
|Market capitalisation||$149.7 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Limestone Bancorp share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 7.43% of net profits
Recently Limestone Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 7.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Limestone Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 0.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Limestone Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.1 per share.
While Limestone Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Limestone Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.
Limestone Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
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 $17.4818 up to $23.5702. 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 Limestone Bancorp's is 0.7367. 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 personal and business banking products and services. The company's deposit products include 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.
Limestone Bancorp in the news
Strength Seen in Limestone Bancorp, Inc. (LMST): Can Its 6.5% Jump Turn into More Strength?
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Limestone Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 34.218% of Limestone Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 42.972% 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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