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Peoples Financial Services Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Peoples Financial Services shares (PFIS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Peoples Financial Services employs 352 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|52-week range||$28.36 - $47.54|
|50-day moving average||$43.37|
|200-day moving average||$39.88|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||$1.44 (3.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.00|
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Valuing Peoples Financial Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Peoples Financial Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Peoples Financial Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Peoples Financial Services shares trade at around 11x 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.
|Revenue TTM||$89 million|
|Operating margin TTM||41.56%|
|Gross profit TTM||$89 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.1%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$311.8 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 48,411 Peoples Financial Services shares held short by investors – that's known as Peoples Financial Services's "short interest". This figure is 9.5% down from 53,507 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Peoples Financial Services shares can be evaluated.
Peoples Financial Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Peoples Financial Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Peoples Financial Services shares traded daily (recently around 19287.250996016). Peoples Financial Services's SIR currently stands at 2.51. In other words for every 100,000 Peoples Financial Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2510 shares are currently held short.
However Peoples Financial Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Peoples Financial Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable Peoples Financial Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Peoples Financial Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Peoples Financial Services shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.007% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Peoples Financial Services shares, roughly 7 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 Peoples Financial Services.
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Dividend payout ratio: 32.74% of net profits
Recently Peoples Financial Services has paid out, on average, around 32.74% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Peoples Financial Services shareholders could enjoy a 3.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Peoples Financial Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.44 per share.
While Peoples Financial Services's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Peoples Financial Services may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Peoples Financial Services's most recent dividend payout was on 14 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Peoples Financial Services's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 15 May 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Peoples Financial Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Peoples Financial Services shares which in turn could have impacted Peoples Financial Services's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Peoples Financial Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.3583 up to $47.54. 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 Peoples Financial Services's is 0.1296. This would suggest that Peoples Financial Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Peoples Financial Services Corp. operates as the bank holding company for Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company that provides various commercial and retail banking services. The company accepts money market, NOW, savings, individual retirement, demand deposit, and certificates of deposit accounts. It also provides residential real estate, automobile, manufactured housing, personal, and home equity loans; and commercial real estate, working capital, construction, small business administration, and agricultural loans, as well as loans for equipment and other commercial needs, and mineral rights. In addition, the company offers investment management, IRA trustee, estate administration, living and life insurance trust, trustee under will, guardianship, custodial/IRA custodial, and corporate trust services, as well as pension and profit sharing plans. Further, it provides investment portfolio management, estate and business succession planning, annuities, insurance, retirement plan, and tax planning, as well as education funding strategies; and securities and brokerage, and investor services. Additionally, the company offers small business checking and merchant money market accounts, online and telephone banking, business credit cards, merchant line of credit, and financial checkup services; and remote deposit capture, automatic clearing house transaction, cash management, automated teller machine, point of sale transaction, safe deposit box, night depository, direct deposit, and official check services.
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