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How to buy Ohio Valley Banc stock

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Ohio Valley Banc Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Ohio Valley Banc shares (OVBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ohio Valley 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 Ohio Valley Banc. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: OVBC. 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 Ohio Valley 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 Ohio Valley Banc, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ohio Valley 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.

Ohio Valley Banc share price

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Ohio Valley Banc shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$18.6408 - USD$30.5441
50-day moving average USD$23.3649
200-day moving average USD$22.8166
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 12.3332
Dividend yield USD$0.84 (3.11%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.143

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Is it a good time to buy Ohio Valley Banc stock?

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Is Ohio Valley Banc under- or over-valued?

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

Ohio Valley Banc's P/E ratio

Ohio Valley 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 12x. In other words, Ohio Valley Banc shares trade at around 12x 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.

Ohio Valley Banc financials

Revenue TTM USD$46.4 million
Operating margin TTM 22.96%
Gross profit TTM USD$46.4 million
Return on assets TTM 0.93%
Return on equity TTM 7.76%
Profit margin 22.09%
Book value $28.475
Market capitalisation USD$126.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ohio Valley Banc shares

There are currently 70,630 Ohio Valley Banc shares held short by investors – that's known as Ohio Valley Banc's "short interest". This figure is 18.2% up from 59,761 last month.

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

Ohio Valley Banc's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ohio Valley Banc's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ohio Valley Banc shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ohio Valley Banc shares traded daily (recently around 9609.5238095238). Ohio Valley Banc's SIR currently stands at 7.35. In other words for every 100,000 Ohio Valley Banc shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7350 shares are currently held short.

However Ohio Valley Banc's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ohio Valley Banc shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ohio Valley Banc shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ohio Valley Banc's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ohio Valley Banc shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0168% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ohio Valley Banc shares, roughly 17 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 Ohio Valley Banc.

Find out more about how you can short Ohio Valley Banc stock.

Ohio Valley Banc share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 43.44% of net profits

Recently Ohio Valley Banc has paid out, on average, around 43.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.11% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ohio Valley Banc shareholders could enjoy a 3.11% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ohio Valley Banc's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

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

Ohio Valley Banc's most recent dividend payout was on 10 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ohio Valley Banc's shares ever split?

Ohio Valley Banc's shares were split on a 125:100 basis on 11 May 2005. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 125 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ohio Valley Banc shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ohio Valley Banc shares which in turn could have impacted Ohio Valley Banc's share price.

Ohio Valley Banc share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ohio Valley Banc's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.6408 up to $30.5441. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Ohio Valley Banc's is 0.2081. This would suggest that Ohio Valley Banc's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ohio Valley Banc overview

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. operates as the bank holding company for The Ohio Valley Bank Company that provides commercial and consumer banking products and services. The company operates in two segments, Banking and Consumer Finance. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, time, and money market accounts, as well as individual retirement accounts, demand deposits, NOW accounts, and certificates of deposit. The company also provides various residential real estate loans, including one-to four-family residential mortgages; commercial loans for securing equipment, inventory, stock, commercial real estate, and rental property; and consumer loans secured by automobiles, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, and other personal property, as well as personal loans, unsecured credit card receivables, floor plan and student loans, and construction loans. In addition, it offers safe deposit boxes, wire transfers, credit card services, and Internet banking services; and financial management online services, such as cash management and news updates related to repossession auctions, current rates, and general bank news. Further, the company provides automatic teller machine (ATM) services, consumer finance, seasonal tax preparation services, and commercial property and various liability insurance services, as well as trust services. It operated 16 offices in Ohio and West Virginia; and 6 consumer finance offices in Ohio. The company owns and operates 34 ATMs, including 20 off-site ATMs. Ohio Valley Banc Corp. was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Gallipolis, Ohio.

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