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How to buy Meridian Corporation stock

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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. Meridian Corporation employs 381 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Meridian Corporation share price

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Meridian Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$11.57 - $27.96
50-day moving average $25.94
200-day moving average $21.72
Wall St. target price$28.33
PE ratio 5.8571
Dividend yield $0.25 (1.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.27

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Is it a good time to buy Meridian Corporation stock?

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Is Meridian Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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.

Meridian Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $127.6 million
Operating margin TTM 27.06%
Gross profit TTM $127.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.84%
Return on equity TTM 20.16%
Profit margin 20.72%
Book value $23.54
Market capitalisation $151.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Meridian Corporation shares

There are currently 64,449 Meridian Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Meridian Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 35.2% up from 47,655 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)

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 42123.529411765). Meridian Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.53. In other words for every 100,000 Meridian Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1530 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 0.0119% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Meridian Corporation shares, roughly 12 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.

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Meridian Corporation share dividends

32%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.83% of net profits

Recently Meridian Corporation has paid out, on average, around 31.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2% 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% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Meridian Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.25 per share.

While Meridian Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Meridian Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Meridian Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Meridian Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Meridian Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.5661 up to $27.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MRBK.US volatility(beta: 0.52)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 Meridian Corporation's is 0.521. This would suggest that Meridian Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Meridian Corporation overview

Meridian Corporation operates as the holding company for Meridian Bank that provides commercial banking products and services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. The company offers various deposit products, such as demand non-interest bearing, demand interest bearing, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time deposits. It also provides commercial and industrial loans comprising business lines of credit, term loans, small business lending, lease financing, and shared national credits; commercial real estate, and land development and construction loans for residential and commercial projects; and consumer and home equity lending, private banking, merchant, and title and land settlement services. In addition, the company operates and originates mortgage loans for 1-4 family dwellings; and offers real estate holding, investment advisory, and electronic payment and cash management services. It operates through 17 offices. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania. .

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