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How to buy Park National Corporation stock | $125.13

Learn how to easily invest in Park National Corporation stock.

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 stock price (NYSE MKT: PRK)

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Park National Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-17.
Latest market close$125.13
52-week range$84.61 - $139.58
50-day moving average $119.75
200-day moving average $121.57
Wall St. target price$122.33
PE ratio 13.1237
Dividend yield $4.1 (3.22%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.62

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Is it a good time to buy Park National Corporation stock?

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Park National Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $125.13 from 2021-10-22

1 week (2021-10-15) -0.89%
1 month (2021-09-23) 3.68%
3 months (2021-07-23) 13.23%
6 months (2021-04-23) -1.84%
1 year (2020-10-23) 32.01%
2 years (2019-10-23) 26.52%
3 years (2018-10-23) 44.19%
5 years (2016-10-21) 31.09%

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 13x. In other words, Park National Corporation shares trade at around 13x 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 $486.2 million
Operating margin TTM 43.5%
Gross profit TTM $441.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.61%
Return on equity TTM 15.26%
Profit margin 32.5%
Book value $65.44
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Park National Corporation shares

There are currently 537,312 Park National Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Park National Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 521,611 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 39654.022140221). Park National Corporation's SIR currently stands at 13.55. In other words for every 100,000 Park National Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 13550 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 0.0371% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Park National Corporation shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Park National Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Park National Corporation stock.

Park National Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 44.28% of net profits

Recently Park National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 44.28% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.26% 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 3.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Park National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.1 per share.

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

Park National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 August 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 $84.6085 up to $139.5773. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PRK.US volatility(beta: 0.8)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 0.8032. 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. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Park National Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 2.652% of Park National Corporation shares are held by insiders and 51.816% by institutions.
How many people work for Park National Corporation?
Latest data suggests 1,536 work at Park National Corporation.
When does the fiscal year end for Park National Corporation?
Park National Corporation's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Park National Corporation based?
Park National Corporation's address is: 50 North Third Street, Newark, OH, United States, 43058-3500
What is Park National Corporation's ISIN number?
Park National Corporation's international securities identification number is: US7006581075
What is Park National Corporation's CUSIP number?
Park National Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 700658107

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