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How to buy NBT Bancorp stock | $32.1

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NBT Bancorp Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. NBT Bancorp shares (NBTB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. NBT Bancorp employs 1,788 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$399.4 million.

How to buy shares in NBT Bancorp

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 NBT Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: NBTB. 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 NBT 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. At last close price of USD$32.1, 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 NBT Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of NBT 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.

NBT Bancorp share price

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NBT Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$32.1
52-week rangeUSD$25.647 - USD$39.9292
50-day moving average USD$31.3624
200-day moving average USD$29.7622
Wall St. target priceUSD$34
PE ratio 14.4622
Dividend yield USD$1.08 (3.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.25

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Is it a good time to buy NBT Bancorp stock?

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NBT Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $32.1 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-08) -6.11%
1 month (2020-12-15) -2.25%
3 months (2020-10-15) 13.99%
6 months (2020-07-15) 6.64%
1 year (2020-01-15) -20.61%
2 years (2019-01-15) -10.88%
3 years (2018-01-15) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 27.84%

Is NBT Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

NBT Bancorp's P/E ratio

NBT 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 14x. In other words, NBT Bancorp shares trade at around 14x 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.

NBT Bancorp's PEG ratio

NBT Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.82. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into NBT Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

NBT Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$399.4 million
Operating margin TTM 34.94%
Gross profit TTM USD$430.2 million
Return on assets TTM 0.97%
Return on equity TTM 8.76%
Profit margin 24.83%
Book value $26.739
Market capitalisation USD$1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting NBT Bancorp shares

There are currently 566,116 NBT Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as NBT Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% up from 551,786 last month.

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

NBT Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

NBT Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of NBT Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of NBT Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 136085.57692308). NBT Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 4.16. In other words for every 100,000 NBT Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4160 shares are currently held short.

However NBT Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of NBT Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable NBT Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case NBT Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 NBT Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0182% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable NBT Bancorp shares, roughly 18 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 NBT Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short NBT Bancorp stock.

NBT Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 37.56% of net profits

Recently NBT Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 37.56% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), NBT Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In NBT Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1.08 per share.

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

NBT Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have NBT Bancorp's shares ever split?

NBT Bancorp's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 29 November 1999. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your NBT Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for NBT Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted NBT Bancorp's share price.

NBT Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, NBT Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $25.647 up to $39.9292. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NBTB.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 NBT Bancorp's is 0.7165. This would suggest that NBT Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

NBT Bancorp overview

NBT Bancorp Inc., a financial holding company, provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services. Its deposit products include demand deposit, savings, negotiable order of withdrawal, money market deposit, and certificate of deposit accounts. The company's loan portfolio comprises commercial and industrial, commercial real estate, agricultural, and commercial construction loans; indirect and direct consumer, home equity, direct loans, mortgages, business banking loans, and commercial loans; and residential real estate loans. It also provides trust and investment services; financial planning and life insurance services; and retirement plan consulting and recordkeeping services. In addition, the company offers insurance products comprising personal property and casualty, business liability, and commercial insurance, as well as other products and services through 24-hour online, mobile, and telephone channels that enable customers to check balances, make deposits, transfer funds, pay bills, access statements, apply for loans, and access various other products and services. As of December 31, 2019, it had 146 branches and 180 ATMs in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. NBT Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1856 and is headquartered in Norwich, New York.

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