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How to buy Park National Corporation stock

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Park National Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Park National Corporation shares (PRK) are listed on the NYSE MKT and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Park National Corporation employs 1,536 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Park National Corporation share price

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Park National Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$62.50 - $141.96
50-day moving average $131.59
200-day moving average $111.98
Wall St. target price$113.00
PE ratio 16.5641
Dividend yield $4.08 (3.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.80

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Is Park National Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Park National Corporation's P/E ratio

Park National Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Park National Corporation shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

Park National Corporation's PEG ratio

Park National Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.82. 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 Park National Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Park National Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $441.2 million
Operating margin TTM 40.36%
Gross profit TTM $441.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.43%
Return on equity TTM 12.73%
Profit margin 28.99%
Book value $63.76
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Park National Corporation shares

There are currently 541,511 Park National Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Park National Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 7.2% down from 583,419 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Park National Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Park National Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Park National Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Park National Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Park National Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 54919.979716024). Park National Corporation's SIR currently stands at 9.86. In other words for every 100,000 Park National Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 9860 shares are currently held short.

However Park National Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Park National Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Park National Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Park National Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Park National Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0498% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Park National Corporation shares, roughly 50 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 Park National Corporation.

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Park National Corporation share dividends

56%

Dividend payout ratio: 55.79% of net profits

Recently Park National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 55.79% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Park National Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Park National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.08 per share.

Park National Corporation'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.

Park National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Park National Corporation's shares ever split?

Park National Corporation's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 28 November 2004. 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 Park National Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Park National Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Park National Corporation's share price.

Park National Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Park National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $62.4969 up to $141.96. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRK.US volatility(beta: 0.87)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE MKT average) beta is 1, while Park National Corporation's is 0.866. This would suggest that Park National Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Park National Corporation overview

Park National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Park National Bank that provides commercial banking and trust services in small and medium population areas. It offers deposits for demand, savings, and time accounts; trust and wealth management services; cash management services; safe deposit operations; electronic funds transfers; Internet and mobile banking solutions with bill pay service; credit cards; and various additional banking-related services for individual customers. The company also provides commercial loans, including financing for industrial and commercial properties, financing for equipment, inventory and accounts receivable, acquisition financing, and commercial leasing, as well as for consumer finance companies; commercial real estate loans comprising mortgage loans to developers and owners of commercial real estate; consumer loans, such as automobile loans and leases; consumer finance services; home equity lines of credit; and residential real estate and construction loans, as well as installment loans and commercial loans. In addition, it offers aircraft financing and asset management services. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 101 financial service offices and a network of 117 automated teller machines in 26 Ohio counties, 1 Kentucky county, 3 North Carolina counties, and 4 South Carolina counties. Park National Corporation was founded in 1908 and is headquartered in Newark, Ohio. .

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