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How to buy Peoples Bancorp stock

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Peoples Bancorp Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Peoples Bancorp shares (PEBO) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Peoples Bancorp employs 894 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$176.3 million.

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

Peoples Bancorp share price

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Peoples Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$16.9115 - USD$33.21
50-day moving average USD$31.2979
200-day moving average USD$25.4502
Wall St. target priceUSD$34.33
PE ratio 18.5723
Dividend yield USD$1.38 (4.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.73

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Is it a good time to buy Peoples Bancorp stock?

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Is Peoples Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Peoples Bancorp's P/E ratio

Peoples 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 19x. In other words, Peoples Bancorp shares trade at around 19x 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.

Peoples Bancorp's PEG ratio

Peoples Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.06. 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 Peoples 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.

Peoples Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$176.3 million
Operating margin TTM 27.27%
Gross profit TTM USD$176.3 million
Return on assets TTM 0.76%
Return on equity TTM 5.94%
Profit margin 19.72%
Book value $29.99
Market capitalisation USD$626.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Peoples Bancorp shares

There are currently 486,490 Peoples Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Peoples Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 7.8% down from 527,381 last month.

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

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

Peoples Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Peoples Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Peoples Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 59838.868388684). Peoples Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 8.13. In other words for every 100,000 Peoples Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 8130 shares are currently held short.

However Peoples Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Peoples Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Peoples Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Peoples Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Peoples Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0275% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Peoples Bancorp shares, roughly 28 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 Peoples Bancorp.

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

Peoples Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 78.86% of net profits

Recently Peoples Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 78.86% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Peoples Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 4.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Peoples Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1.38 per share.

Peoples Bancorp'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.

Peoples Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 22 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Peoples Bancorp's shares ever split?

Peoples Bancorp's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 15 July 2013. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Peoples Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Peoples Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Peoples Bancorp's share price.

Peoples Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peoples Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.9115 up to $33.21. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PEBO.US volatility(beta: 0.95)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 Peoples Bancorp's is 0.9525. This would suggest that Peoples Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Peoples Bancorp overview

Peoples Bancorp Inc. operates as the holding company for Peoples Bank that provides commercial and retail banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including demand deposit accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposit; and provides commercial real estate construction loans, other commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, residential real estate loans, home equity lines of credit, and indirect and other consumer loans. It also offers overdraft protection services; debit and automated teller machine (ATM) cards; corporate and personal trust services; safe deposit rental facilities; money orders and cashier's checks; and telephone, mobile, and Internet-based banking services. In addition, the company provides various life, health, and property and casualty insurance products; and fiduciary and asset management and administration services, as well as employee benefit plans. Further, it offers brokerage services through an unaffiliated registered broker-dealers; and credit cards to individuals and businesses, as well as provides merchant credit card transaction processing services through joint marketing arrangements with third parties. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 88 locations, including 77 full-service bank branches and 85 ATMs in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Peoples Bancorp Inc. was founded in 1902 and is based in Marietta, Ohio.

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