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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 82 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$26.6 million.

How to buy shares in Malvern Bancorp

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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 Malvern Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MLVF. 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 Malvern 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. 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 Malvern Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Malvern 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.

Malvern Bancorp share price

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Malvern Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-13.
52-week rangeUSD$10.06 - USD$22.18
50-day moving average USD$16.467
200-day moving average USD$13.522
Wall St. target priceUSD$18
PE ratio 20.3571
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.84

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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 20x. In other words, Malvern Bancorp shares trade at around 20x 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.

Malvern Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$26.6 million
Operating margin TTM 32.05%
Gross profit TTM USD$26.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.51%
Return on equity TTM 4.42%
Profit margin 24.01%
Book value $19.229
Market capitalisation USD$130.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Malvern Bancorp shares

There are currently 22,648 Malvern Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Malvern Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% up from 22,283 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 7499.3377483444). Malvern Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 3.02. In other words for every 100,000 Malvern Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3020 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 0.0031% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Malvern Bancorp shares, roughly 3 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 12 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 $10.06 up to $22.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MLVF.US volatility(beta: 1.03)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 1.031. 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 September 30, 2019, it owns and maintains its headquarters and five full-service financial centers; leases financial centers in Glen Mills and Villanova, Pennsylvania; private banking offices in Morristown, New Jersey and Palm Beach, Florida; and leases representative office in Montchanin, Delaware. Malvern Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

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