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Meridian Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Meridian Corporation shares (MRBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|Latest market close||USD$21.24|
|52-week range||USD$10.5201 - USD$24.368|
|50-day moving average||USD$20.8021|
|200-day moving average||USD$17.2421|
|Wall St. target price||USD$25.67|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.5 (2.39%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.296|
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|1 week (2021-01-13)||1.53%|
|1 month (2020-12-18)||-13.31%|
|3 months (2020-10-20)||17.41%|
|6 months (2020-07-20)||45.68%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||4.27%|
|2 years (2019-01-18)||26.43%|
|3 years (2018-01-19)||6.20%|
|5 years (2016-01-17)||N/A|
Valuing Meridian Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meridian Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Meridian Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Meridian Corporation shares trade at around 6x 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.
|Revenue TTM||USD$104 million|
|Operating margin TTM||26.51%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$68.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.43%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.49%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$131.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 34,064 Meridian Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Meridian Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% up from 30,844 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Meridian Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Meridian Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Meridian Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Meridian Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 24506.474820144). Meridian Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.39. In other words for every 100,000 Meridian Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1390 shares are currently held short.
However Meridian Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Meridian Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Meridian Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Meridian Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Meridian Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0064% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Meridian Corporation shares, roughly 6 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 Meridian Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Meridian Corporation stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 7.51% of net profits
Recently Meridian Corporation has paid out, on average, around 7.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Meridian Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Meridian Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.
While Meridian Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Meridian Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Meridian Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 23 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Meridian Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.5201 up to $24.368. 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 Meridian Corporation's is 0.4768. This would suggest that Meridian Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Meridian Corporation operates as the bank holding for Meridian Bank that provides commercial banking products and services for small and middle market businesses primarily in southeast Pennsylvania, Delaware, and southern New Jersey. The company offers non-interest and interest checking deposits and time deposits, as well as money market, and savings accounts; and commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate loans, and consumer and home equity loans, as well as business lines of credit, term loans, small business lending, lease financing, and shared national credits. It also provides cash management, merchant, title and land settlement, mortgage banking, wealth management, investment advisory, and title insurance services, as well as real estate holding services. The company has 6 full-service banking offices in Pennsylvania; and 13 mortgage loan production offices throughout the Delaware Valley. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
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