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How to buy Live Oak Bancshares stock | $60.58

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Live Oak Bancshares, Inc
NASDAQ: LOB - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$59.00
+$0.49 (+0.84%)

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Live Oak Bancshares shares (LOB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Live Oak Bancshares employs 621 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Live Oak Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ: LOB)

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Live Oak Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-28.
Latest market close$60.58
52-week range$16.86 - $72.60
50-day moving average $58.72
200-day moving average $58.30
Wall St. target price$73.25
PE ratio 16.195
Dividend yield $0.12 (0.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.82

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Live Oak Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.58 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 1.99%
3 months (2021-05-03) -8.26%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is Live Oak Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

Live Oak Bancshares's P/E ratio

Live Oak Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Live Oak Bancshares shares trade at around 16x 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.

Live Oak Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $385.1 million
Operating margin TTM 48.37%
Gross profit TTM $240.1 million
Return on assets TTM 2.02%
Return on equity TTM 27.6%
Profit margin 43.21%
Book value $15.19
Market capitalisation $2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Live Oak Bancshares shares

There are currently 2.1 million Live Oak Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Live Oak Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 3.3% up from 2.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Live Oak Bancshares shares can be evaluated.

Live Oak Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Live Oak Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Live Oak Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Live Oak Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 343026.92307692). Live Oak Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 5.98. In other words for every 100,000 Live Oak Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5980 shares are currently held short.

However Live Oak Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Live Oak Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Live Oak Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Live Oak Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Live Oak Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0649% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Live Oak Bancshares shares, roughly 65 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 Live Oak Bancshares.

Find out more about how you can short Live Oak Bancshares stock.

Live Oak Bancshares share dividends

3%

Dividend payout ratio: 3.08% of net profits

Recently Live Oak Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 3.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Live Oak Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 0.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Live Oak Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.12 per share.

While Live Oak Bancshares's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Live Oak Bancshares is investing more in its future growth.

Live Oak Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 7 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Live Oak Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Live Oak Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.8586 up to $72.6031. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

LOB.US volatility(beta: 1.36)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 Live Oak Bancshares's is 1.3624. This would suggest that Live Oak Bancshares's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Live Oak Bancshares overview

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Live Oak Banking Company that provides various commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, and professionals in North Carolina, the United States. The company accepts various deposit products, including noninterest-bearing demand, as well as interest-bearing checking, money market, savings, and time deposits. It also offers commercial and industrial loans; construction and development loans; owner occupied and non-owner occupied collateral commercial real estate loans; and commercial land loans. In addition, the company provides settlement, accounting, and securitization services for government guaranteed loans; wealth and investment management services to high-net-worth individuals and families; investment advisory services to new funds focused on providing venture capital to new and emerging financial technology companies; and an on-site restaurant location to company employees and business visitors. Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Live Oak Bancshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 26.767% of Live Oak Bancshares shares are held by insiders and 55.641% by institutions.
How many people work for Live Oak Bancshares?
Latest data suggests 621 work at Live Oak Bancshares.
When does the fiscal year end for Live Oak Bancshares?
Live Oak Bancshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Live Oak Bancshares based?
Live Oak Bancshares's address is: 1741 Tiburon Drive, Wilmington, NC, United States, 28403
What is Live Oak Bancshares's ISIN number?
Live Oak Bancshares's international securities identification number is: US53803X1054
What is Live Oak Bancshares's CUSIP number?
Live Oak Bancshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 53803X105

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