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How to buy Peoples United Financial stock

Learn how to easily invest in Peoples United Financial stock.

People's United Financial Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Peoples United Financial shares (PBCT) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Peoples United Financial employs 5,193 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Peoples United Financial stock price (NASDAQ: PBCT)

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Peoples United Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-05-29.
Latest market close$19.41
52-week range$14.71 - $21.98
50-day moving average $20.52
200-day moving average $18.15
Wall St. target price$20.78
PE ratio 13.964
Dividend yield $0.728 (3.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.39

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Is it a good time to buy Peoples United Financial stock?

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Peoples United Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $19.41 from 2022-04-04

1 week (2022-06-22) N/A
1 month (2022-05-30) N/A
3 months (2022-04-01) 19.41
6 months (2022-01-03) 6.12%
1 year (2021-07-02) 12.78%
2 years (2020-07-02) 73.61%
3 years (2019-07-03) 15.12%
5 years (2017-07-03) 7.95%

Is Peoples United Financial stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Peoples United Financial's P/E ratio

Peoples United Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Peoples United Financial shares trade at around 14x 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 United Financial's PEG ratio

Peoples United Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.52. 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 United Financial'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 United Financial financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 43.45%
Gross profit TTM $1.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.95%
Return on equity TTM 7.8%
Profit margin 31.28%
Book value $18.12
Market capitalisation $8.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Peoples United Financial's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Peoples United Financial.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Peoples United Financial's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.54

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Peoples United Financial's overall score of 22.54 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 36th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Peoples United Financial is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Peoples United Financial's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.34/100

Peoples United Financial's social score

Social score: 12.41/100

Peoples United Financial's governance score

Governance score: 6.47/100

Peoples United Financial's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Peoples United Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Peoples United Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

People's United Financial Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.54
Total ESG percentile 35.55
Environmental score 1.34
Social score 12.41
Governance score 6.47
Level of controversy 2

Peoples United Financial share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 49.77% of net profits

Recently Peoples United Financial has paid out, on average, around 49.77% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Peoples United Financial shareholders could enjoy a 3.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Peoples United Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.728 per share.

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

Peoples United Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 14 February 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Peoples United Financial's shares ever split?

Peoples United Financial's shares were split on a 21:10 basis on 15 April 2007. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 21 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Peoples United Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 52.4% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Peoples United Financial shares which in turn could have impacted Peoples United Financial's share price.

Peoples United Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Peoples United Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.7108 up to $21.98. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PBCT.US volatility(beta: 0.93)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 United Financial's is 0.9304. This would suggest that Peoples United Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Peoples United Financial overview

People's United Financial, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for People's United Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, retail banking, and wealth management services to individual, corporate, and municipal customers. The company offers commercial deposit products, commercial real estate lending, middle market and business banking, equipment financing, mortgage warehouse and asset-based lending, treasury management services, and capital market capabilities. It also provides consumer lending, including residential mortgage and home equity lending; and consumer deposit gathering services. In addition, the company offers brokerage, financial and investment advisory, investment management, life insurance, financial management and planning, and non-institutional trust services, as well as cash management, municipal banking, online banking, investment trading, and telephone banking services. As of March 04, 2022, it operated approximately 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The company also operates 562 ATMs.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Peoples United Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.971% of Peoples United Financial shares are held by insiders and 74.458% by institutions.
How many people work for Peoples United Financial?
Latest data suggests 5,193 work at Peoples United Financial.
When does the fiscal year end for Peoples United Financial?
Peoples United Financial's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Peoples United Financial based?
Peoples United Financial's address is: 850 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT, United States, 06604
What is Peoples United Financial's ISIN number?
Peoples United Financial's international securities identification number is: US7127041058
What is Peoples United Financial's CUSIP number?
Peoples United Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 712704105

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