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How to buy Northwest Bancshares (NWBI) stock

Learn how to easily invest in Northwest Bancshares stock.

Northwest Bancshares, Inc
NASDAQ: NWBI - USD
BANKS-REGIONAL
$13.11
+$0.11 (+0.81%)

Northwest Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Northwest Bancshares shares (NWBI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Northwest Bancshares employs 2,443 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Northwest Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ: NWBI)

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Northwest Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$14.16
52-week range$8.44 - $15.26
50-day moving average $13.80
200-day moving average $14.04
Wall St. target price$14.75
PE ratio 15.6608
Dividend yield $0.76 (5.62%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.86

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Northwest Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.16 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-17) N/A
1 month (2021-06-28) 4.73%
3 months (2021-04-28) 14.16
6 months (2021-01-24) N/A
1 year (2020-07-24) N/A
2 years (2019-07-24) N/A
3 years (2018-07-24) N/A
5 years (2016-07-24) N/A

Is Northwest Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

Northwest Bancshares's P/E ratio

Northwest Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 16x. In other words, Northwest Bancshares shares trade at around 16x 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.

Northwest Bancshares's PEG ratio

Northwest Bancshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.87. 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 Northwest Bancshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Northwest Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $490.5 million
Operating margin TTM 34.04%
Gross profit TTM $440 million
Return on assets TTM 0.86%
Return on equity TTM 7.43%
Profit margin 21.85%
Book value $12.11
Market capitalisation $1.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Northwest Bancshares shares

There are currently 3.5 million Northwest Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Northwest Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 7.2% down from 3.7 million last month.

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

Northwest Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Northwest Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Northwest Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Northwest Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 578070.88186356). Northwest Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 6.01. In other words for every 100,000 Northwest Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6010 shares are currently held short.

However Northwest Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Northwest Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Northwest Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Northwest Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Northwest Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0276% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Northwest Bancshares shares, roughly 28 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 Northwest Bancshares.

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Northwest Bancshares share dividends

65%

Dividend payout ratio: 65.39% of net profits

Recently Northwest Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 65.39% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Northwest Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 5.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Northwest Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.76 per share.

Northwest Bancshares's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Northwest Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 16 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 4 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Northwest Bancshares's shares ever split?

Northwest Bancshares's shares were split on a 225:100 basis on 17 December 2009. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 225 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Northwest Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 55.6% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Northwest Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Northwest Bancshares's share price.

Northwest Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Northwest Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4439 up to $15.2625. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

NWBI.US volatility(beta: 0.62)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 Northwest Bancshares's is 0.6175. This would suggest that Northwest Bancshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Northwest Bancshares overview

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. operates as a holding company for Northwest Bank that offers various personal and business banking solutions. The company accepts various deposits, such as checking, savings, money market deposit, term certificate, and individual retirement accounts. Its loan products include one-to-four family residential real estate, short-term consumer, multi-family residential and commercial real estate, commercial business, and residential mortgage loans; home equity lines of credit; and consumer loans comprising automobile, sales finance, unsecured personal, and credit card loans, as well as loans secured by deposit accounts. The company also offers investment management and trust services; and employee benefits, and property and casualty insurance As of December 31, 2020, it operated 170 community-banking locations in central and western Pennsylvania, western New York, and eastern Ohio. Northwest Bancshares, Inc. was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Northwest Bancshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.325% of Northwest Bancshares shares are held by insiders and 64.243% by institutions.
How many people work for Northwest Bancshares?
Latest data suggests 2,443 work at Northwest Bancshares.
When does the fiscal year end for Northwest Bancshares?
Northwest Bancshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Northwest Bancshares based?
Northwest Bancshares's address is: 100 Liberty Street, Warren, PA, United States, 16365
What is Northwest Bancshares's ISIN number?
Northwest Bancshares's international securities identification number is: US6673401039
What is Northwest Bancshares's CUSIP number?
Northwest Bancshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 667328108

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