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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.

How to buy shares in Middlefield Banc

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

Middlefield Banc share price

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Middlefield Banc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$11.7233 - USD$23.8628
50-day moving average USD$21.5524
200-day moving average USD$20.49
Wall St. target priceUSD$24
PE ratio 17.6385
Dividend yield USD$0.6 (2.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.3

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Is it a good time to buy Middlefield Banc stock?

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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 18x. In other words, Middlefield Banc shares trade at around 18x 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 USD$39.5 million
Operating margin TTM 27.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$39.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.65%
Return on equity TTM 5.93%
Profit margin 21.12%
Book value $22.543
Market capitalisation USD$146.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Middlefield Banc shares

There are currently 85,758 Middlefield Banc shares held short by investors – that's known as Middlefield Banc's "short interest". This figure is 12.5% up from 76,216 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 12268.669527897). Middlefield Banc's SIR currently stands at 6.99. In other words for every 100,000 Middlefield Banc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6990 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 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Middlefield Banc shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0145% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Middlefield Banc shares, roughly 15 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.

Find out more about how you can short Middlefield Banc stock.

Middlefield Banc share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 46.92% of net profits

Recently Middlefield Banc has paid out, on average, around 46.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.83% 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 2.83% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Middlefield Banc's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 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 15 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 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 12 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 $11.7233 up to $23.8628. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MBCN.US volatility(beta: 0.86)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 0.8602. 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, 2019, it had financial service 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. The company was founded in 1901 and is headquartered in Middlefield, Ohio.

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