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How to buy Oak Valley Bancorp stock

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Oak Valley Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Oak Valley Bancorp shares (OVLY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oak Valley Bancorp employs 161 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Oak Valley Bancorp share price

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Oak Valley Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$10.94 - $20.55
50-day moving average $17.86
200-day moving average $16.74
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 10.131
Dividend yield $0.285 (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.68

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Is Oak Valley Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Oak Valley Bancorp's P/E ratio

Oak Valley 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 10x. In other words, Oak Valley Bancorp shares trade at around 10x 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.

Oak Valley Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $47.6 million
Operating margin TTM 37.95%
Gross profit TTM $47.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.03%
Return on equity TTM 11.3%
Profit margin 28.75%
Book value $15.95
Market capitalisation $141.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oak Valley Bancorp shares

There are currently 56,885 Oak Valley Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Oak Valley Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 3.6% up from 54,908 last month.

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

Oak Valley Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oak Valley Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oak Valley Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oak Valley Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 21068.518518519). Oak Valley Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 2.7. In other words for every 100,000 Oak Valley Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2700 shares are currently held short.

However Oak Valley Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oak Valley Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oak Valley Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oak Valley Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oak Valley Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0084% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oak Valley Bancorp shares, roughly 8 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 Oak Valley Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Oak Valley Bancorp stock.

Oak Valley Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 14.87% of net profits

Recently Oak Valley Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 14.87% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oak Valley Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oak Valley Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.285 per share.

While Oak Valley Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Oak Valley Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.

Oak Valley Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 11 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Oak Valley Bancorp's shares ever split?

Oak Valley Bancorp's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 16 January 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oak Valley Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oak Valley Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Oak Valley Bancorp's share price.

Oak Valley Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oak Valley Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.9398 up to $20.55. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

OVLY.US volatility(beta: 0.53)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 Oak Valley Bancorp's is 0.5301. This would suggest that Oak Valley Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Oak Valley Bancorp overview

Oak Valley Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank that provides a range of commercial banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in Oakdale, California and surrounding areas. The company's deposits products include checking and savings, money market, health savings, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also offers commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans and trade finance, and small business administration loans, as well as consumer loans consisting of personal loans, automobile loans, home improvement loans, home mortgage loans, revolving lines of credit, and other personal loans. In addition, the company provides online banking, remote deposit capture, mobile banking, merchant, night depository, extended hours, wire transfer of funds, and note collection services, as well as automated teller machines. As of December 31, 2020, it operated through seventeen full-service branch offices in Oakdale, Sonora, Bridgeport, Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, Modesto, Manteca, Patterson, Turlock, Ripon, Stockton, Escalon, and Sacramento, California; and one loan production office in Sonora, California. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is headquartered in Oakdale, California. .

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