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How to buy Pathfinder Bancorp stock

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Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Pathfinder Bancorp shares (PBHC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Pathfinder Bancorp

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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 Pathfinder Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: PBHC. 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 Pathfinder Bancorp 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 Pathfinder Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Pathfinder Bancorp. 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.

Pathfinder Bancorp share price

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Pathfinder Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$8.9855 - USD$14.25
50-day moving average USD$12.7109
200-day moving average USD$11.1701
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 12.2735
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.17

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Is it a good time to buy Pathfinder Bancorp stock?

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Is Pathfinder Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Pathfinder Bancorp's P/E ratio

Pathfinder 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 12x. In other words, Pathfinder Bancorp 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.

Pathfinder Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$33.8 million
Operating margin TTM 26.64%
Gross profit TTM USD$33.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.62%
Return on equity TTM 7.6%
Profit margin 20.57%
Book value $20.288
Market capitalisation USD$65.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Pathfinder Bancorp shares

There are currently 6,183 Pathfinder Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Pathfinder Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 17.5% down from 7,493 last month.

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

Pathfinder Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Pathfinder Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Pathfinder Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Pathfinder Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 1956.6455696203). Pathfinder Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 3.16. In other words for every 100,000 Pathfinder Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3160 shares are currently held short.

However Pathfinder Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Pathfinder Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Pathfinder Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Pathfinder Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Pathfinder Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.002% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Pathfinder Bancorp shares, roughly 2 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 Pathfinder Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Pathfinder Bancorp stock.

Pathfinder Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.8% of net profits

Recently Pathfinder Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 19.8% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Pathfinder Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Pathfinder Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

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

Pathfinder Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 5 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Pathfinder Bancorp's shares ever split?

Pathfinder Bancorp's shares were split on a 1647:1000 basis on 17 October 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1647 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Pathfinder Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 39.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Pathfinder Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Pathfinder Bancorp's share price.

Pathfinder Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Pathfinder Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.9855 up to $14.25. 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 Pathfinder Bancorp's is 0.0293. This would suggest that Pathfinder Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Pathfinder Bancorp overview

Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company for Pathfinder Bank that provides various banking and financial products and services primarily in Oswego and Onondaga Counties, New York. The company accepts various deposits, including checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit, and demand and time deposits. Its loan portfolio comprises commercial real estate loans; commercial loans; residential real estate and construction loans; tax-exempt loans; home equity loans and junior liens; municipal loans; and consumer loans comprising automobile, recreational vehicles, and unsecured personal loans, as well as unsecured lines of credit and loans secured by deposit accounts. The company is also involved in the property, casualty, and life insurance brokerage business. It primarily serves individuals, families, small to mid-size businesses, and municipalities. As of February 03, 2020, it operated through ten full-service offices located in Oswego and Onondaga Counties, as well as one limited purpose office located in Oneida County. Pathfinder Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1859 and is headquartered in Oswego, New York.

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