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How to buy Plumas Bancorp stock

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Plumas Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Plumas Bancorp shares (PLBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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

Plumas Bancorp share price

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Plumas Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$14.6466 - USD$25.8349
50-day moving average USD$24.6236
200-day moving average USD$22.379
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 9.296
Dividend yield USD$0.36 (1.42%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.77

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Is it a good time to buy Plumas Bancorp stock?

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Is Plumas Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Plumas Bancorp's P/E ratio

Plumas 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 9x. In other words, Plumas Bancorp shares trade at around 9x 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.

Plumas Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$43.7 million
Operating margin TTM 46.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$43.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.47%
Return on equity TTM 15.68%
Profit margin 33.14%
Book value $19.327
Market capitalisation USD$133.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Plumas Bancorp shares

There are currently 69,074 Plumas Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Plumas Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 73.6% up from 39,794 last month.

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

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

Plumas Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Plumas Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Plumas Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 9606.9541029207). Plumas Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 7.19. In other words for every 100,000 Plumas Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7190 shares are currently held short.

However Plumas Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Plumas Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Plumas Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Plumas Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Plumas Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0147% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Plumas Bancorp shares, roughly 15 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 Plumas Bancorp.

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

Plumas Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.36% of net profits

Recently Plumas Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 23.36% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Plumas Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Plumas Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

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

Plumas Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 15 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Plumas Bancorp's shares ever split?

Plumas Bancorp's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 19 September 2005. 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 Plumas Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Plumas Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Plumas Bancorp's share price.

Plumas Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Plumas Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.6466 up to $25.8349. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PLBC.US volatility(beta: 0.66)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 Plumas Bancorp's is 0.659. This would suggest that Plumas Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Plumas Bancorp overview

Plumas Bancorp operates as the holding company for the Plumas Bank that provides various banking products and services for small and middle market businesses, and individuals in Northeastern California and Northwestern Nevada. The company offers various deposit products, such as checking, interest-bearing checking, public funds and business sweep, savings, and retirement accounts, as well as remote deposits. Its loan portfolio comprises consumer loans, including residential equity lines of credit and automobile loans; commercial real estate, and commercial and industrial term loans; government-guaranteed and agricultural loans; land development and construction loans; and credit lines. The company also provides cashier's check, bank-by-mail, automated teller machine (ATM), night depository, safe deposit box, direct deposit, electronic funds transfer, and other customary banking services, as well as telephone and mobile banking services, including mobile deposit and Internet banking services with bill-pay options. It operates 11 branches located in California, including Alturas, Chester, Fall River Mills, Greenville, Kings Beach, Portola, Quincy, Redding, Susanville, Tahoe City, and Truckee; a branch in Reno and Carson City, Nevada; a lending office in Auburn, California; and commercial/agricultural lending offices in Chico, California and Klamath Falls, and Oregon, as well as 17 ATMs. Plumas Bancorp was founded in 1980 and is based in Quincy, California.

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