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How to buy Middlefield Banc stock

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Middlefield Banc Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Middlefield Banc shares (MBCN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Middlefield Banc employs 184 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Middlefield Banc share price

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Middlefield Banc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$16.64 - $26.35
50-day moving average $22.02
200-day moving average $21.70
Wall St. target price$25.00
PE ratio 12.6648
Dividend yield $0.61 (2.74%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.79

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Is Middlefield Banc under- or over-valued?

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

Middlefield Banc's P/E ratio

Middlefield Banc's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Middlefield Banc shares trade at around 13x 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.

Middlefield Banc financials

Revenue TTM $44.6 million
Operating margin TTM 32.82%
Gross profit TTM $39.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.88%
Return on equity TTM 8.29%
Profit margin 25.74%
Book value $22.74
Market capitalisation $141.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Middlefield Banc shares

There are currently 106,800 Middlefield Banc shares held short by investors – that's known as Middlefield Banc's "short interest". This figure is 31.9% up from 80,990 last month.

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

Middlefield Banc's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Middlefield Banc's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Middlefield Banc shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Middlefield Banc shares traded daily (recently around 19312.839059675). Middlefield Banc's SIR currently stands at 5.53. In other words for every 100,000 Middlefield Banc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5530 shares are currently held short.

However Middlefield Banc's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Middlefield Banc shares, or, against the total number of tradable Middlefield Banc shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Middlefield Banc's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Middlefield Banc shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0178% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Middlefield Banc shares, roughly 18 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 Middlefield Banc.

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Middlefield Banc share dividends

31%

Dividend payout ratio: 31.28% of net profits

Recently Middlefield Banc has paid out, on average, around 31.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Middlefield Banc shareholders could enjoy a 2.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Middlefield Banc's case, that would currently equate to about $0.61 per share.

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

Middlefield Banc's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Middlefield Banc's shares ever split?

Middlefield Banc's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 November 2019. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Middlefield Banc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Middlefield Banc shares which in turn could have impacted Middlefield Banc's share price.

Middlefield Banc share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Middlefield Banc's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.6405 up to $26.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MBCN.US volatility(beta: 0.89)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 Middlefield Banc's is 0.893. This would suggest that Middlefield Banc's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Middlefield Banc overview

Middlefield Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding company for The Middlefield Banking Company that provides various commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, small business owners, and retail customers in northeastern and central Ohio. It accepts checking, savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit and IRA accounts. The company offers operational and working capital, term business, residential construction, professional, and residential and mortgage loans, as well as consumer installment loans for home improvements, automobiles, boats, and other personal expenditures; loans to finance capital purchases; selected guaranteed or subsidized loan programs for small businesses; and agricultural loans. It also provides safe deposit facilities, travelers' and official checks, money orders, and ATM services; online banking and bill payment services to individuals; and online cash management services to business customers. In addition, the company resolves and disposes troubled assets in Ohio. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 16 full-service banking centers and financial brokerage offices in Beachwood, Chardon, Cortland, Dublin, Garrettsville, Mantua, Middlefield, Newbury, Orwell, Powell, Solon, Sunbury, Twinsburg, Plain City, and Westerville, as well as a loan production office in Mentor, Ohio.

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