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How to buy Malvern Bancorp stock

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Malvern Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Malvern Bancorp shares (MLVF) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Malvern Bancorp employs 80 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Malvern Bancorp share price

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Malvern Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week range$10.50 - $19.38
50-day moving average $18.76
200-day moving average $16.22
Wall St. target price$20.00
PE ratio 65.6475
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.28

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Is it a good time to buy Malvern Bancorp stock?

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Is Malvern Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Malvern Bancorp's P/E ratio

Malvern 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 66x. In other words, Malvern Bancorp shares trade at around 66x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Malvern Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $21.7 million
Operating margin TTM 14.44%
Gross profit TTM $18.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.17%
Return on equity TTM 1.49%
Profit margin 9.82%
Book value $19.03
Market capitalisation $139.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Malvern Bancorp shares

There are currently 17,688 Malvern Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Malvern Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 13.4% up from 15,597 last month.

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

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

Malvern Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Malvern Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Malvern Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 10107.428571429). Malvern Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 1.75. In other words for every 100,000 Malvern Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1750 shares are currently held short.

However Malvern Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Malvern Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Malvern Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Malvern Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Malvern Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Malvern Bancorp shares, roughly 2 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 Malvern Bancorp.

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

Malvern Bancorp share dividends

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

Have Malvern Bancorp's shares ever split?

Malvern Bancorp's shares were split on a 2687:2500 basis on 11 October 2012. So if you had owned 2500 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2687 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Malvern Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Malvern Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Malvern Bancorp's share price.

Malvern Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Malvern Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5 up to $19.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MLVF.US volatility(beta: 1.1)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 Malvern Bancorp's is 1.1026. This would suggest that Malvern Bancorp's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Malvern Bancorp overview

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Malvern Bank that provides various banking products and services to consumer and business customers in Pennsylvania. The company accepts checking accounts, retirement accounts, money market accounts, time and savings accounts, interest and non-interest bearing accounts, NOW accounts, and CDARS/ICS reciprocal deposits. Its loan products include residential mortgage loans, such as one class and one-to four-family first lien residential mortgage loans; residential and commercial construction loans, and land loans; commercial loans, such as commercial real estate loans, multi-family real estate loans, industrial loans, and commercial business loans; and consumer loans comprising home equity lines of credit, second mortgage loans, and unsecured consumer lines of credit. The company also offers credit cards; wealth management and advisory services, such as liquidity management, investment, 401(k) accounts and planning, custody, lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary, family wealth advisory, and philanthropic advisory services; insurance services; and wire transfer, automated teller, Internet banking, ACH origination, telephone and mobile banking, safe deposit box, and remote deposit capture banking services. As of January 20, 2021, it owned and maintained its headquarters and nine other banking locations in Chester and Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, Morristown, New Jersey, its New Jersey regional headquarters, and Palm Beach Florida. Malvern Bancorp, Inc.

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