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How to buy PacWest Bancorp stock

Learn how to easily invest in PacWest Bancorp stock.

PacWest Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. PacWest Bancorp shares (PACW) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PacWest Bancorp employs 1,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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PacWest Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: PACW)

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PacWest Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$51.20
52-week range$28.44 - $51.72
50-day moving average $46.79
200-day moving average $43.93
Wall St. target price$57.00
PE ratio 10.3372
Dividend yield $1 (1.95%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.95

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PacWest Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $51.2 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-12) 1.23%
1 month (2021-12-17) 18.68%
3 months (2021-10-19) 6.93%
6 months (2021-07-19) 41.63%
1 year (2021-01-19) 65.64%
2 years (2020-01-17) 34.77%
3 years (2019-01-18) 29.46%
5 years (2017-01-19) 53.04

Is PacWest Bancorp stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

PacWest Bancorp's P/E ratio

PacWest 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, PacWest 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.

PacWest Bancorp's PEG ratio

PacWest Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.56. 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 PacWest 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.

PacWest Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $1.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 59.83%
Gross profit TTM $821.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.83%
Return on equity TTM 15.88%
Profit margin 42.44%
Book value $33.42
Market capitalisation $6.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

PacWest Bancorp's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PacWest Bancorp.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PacWest Bancorp's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 27.68

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PacWest Bancorp's overall score of 27.68 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 54th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PacWest Bancorp is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PacWest Bancorp's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.69/100

PacWest Bancorp's environmental score of 0.69 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PacWest Bancorp is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PacWest Bancorp's social score

Social score: 14.54/100

PacWest Bancorp's social score of 14.54 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PacWest Bancorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

PacWest Bancorp's governance score

Governance score: 13.94/100

PacWest Bancorp's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PacWest Bancorp is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

PacWest Bancorp's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PacWest Bancorp scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that PacWest Bancorp has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PacWest Bancorp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 27.68
Total ESG percentile 54.06
Environmental score 0.69
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 14.54
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 13.94
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 1

PacWest Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 20.12% of net profits

Recently PacWest Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 20.12% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PacWest Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PacWest Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

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

PacWest Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 29 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

PacWest Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PacWest Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.4444 up to $51.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PACW.US volatility(beta: 1.48)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 PacWest Bancorp's is 1.4825. This would suggest that PacWest Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PacWest Bancorp overview

PacWest Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Pacific Western Bank that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts demand, money market, and time deposits. It also provides real estate loans to professional developers and real estate investors for the acquisition, refinancing, renovation, and construction of commercial real estate properties; small business administration loans; asset-based loans for working capital needs; venture capital loans to support the operations of entrepreneurial and venture-backed companies; and equipment-secured loans and leases. In addition, the company offers consumer loans comprising personal loans, auto loans, home equity lines of credit, revolving lines of credit, and other loans. Further, it provides international banking and multi-state deposit services; money market sweep products; investment advisory and asset management services; treasury and cash management services; telephone banking, remote deposit, and online and mobile banking services; and automated teller machine services. The company offers its products and services to small and mid-sized companies, venture capital and private equity investors, professionals, and other individuals. It operates through 70 full-service branches located in California; one branch located in Durham, North Carolina; one branch located in Denver, Colorado; and various loan production offices.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of PacWest Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.999% of PacWest Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 89.844% by institutions.
How many people work for PacWest Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 1,700 work at PacWest Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for PacWest Bancorp?
PacWest Bancorp's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is PacWest Bancorp based?
PacWest Bancorp's address is: 9701 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA, United States, 90212
What is PacWest Bancorp's ISIN number?
PacWest Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US6952631033
What is PacWest Bancorp's CUSIP number?
PacWest Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 31983B101

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