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How to buy Popular stock | $73.23

Learn how to easily invest in Popular stock.

Popular Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Popular shares (BPOP) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Popular employs 8,439 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in Popular

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  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BPOP – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Popular stock price (NASDAQ: BPOP)

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Popular shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-12.
Latest market close$73.23
52-week range$33.46 - $83.21
50-day moving average $74.86
200-day moving average $74.56
Wall St. target price$86.25
PE ratio 7.4539
Dividend yield $1.65 (2.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.87

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Is it a good time to buy Popular stock?

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Popular price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $73.23 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -0.50%
1 month (2021-08-18) -1.77%
3 months (2021-06-18) 1.15%
6 months (2021-03-19) 1.57%
1 year (2020-09-18) 92.56%
2 years (2019-09-18) 34.79%
3 years (2018-09-18) 44.75%
5 years (2016-09-16) 89.57%

Is Popular under- or over-valued?

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

Popular's P/E ratio

Popular's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Popular shares trade at around 7x 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.

Popular's PEG ratio

Popular's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.75. 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 Popular's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Popular financials

Revenue TTM $2.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 42.31%
Gross profit TTM $2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.22%
Return on equity TTM 14.24%
Profit margin 32.49%
Book value $71.82
Market capitalisation $5.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Popular shares

There are currently 1.6 million Popular shares held short by investors – that's known as Popular's "short interest". This figure is 17% down from 1.9 million last month.

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

Popular's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Popular's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Popular shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Popular shares traded daily (recently around 358069.84478936). Popular's SIR currently stands at 4.51. In other words for every 100,000 Popular shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4510 shares are currently held short.

However Popular's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Popular shares, or, against the total number of tradable Popular shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Popular's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Popular shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0245% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Popular shares, roughly 25 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 Popular.

Find out more about how you can short Popular stock.

Popular share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.21% of net profits

Recently Popular has paid out, on average, around 17.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Popular shareholders could enjoy a 2.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Popular's case, that would currently equate to about $1.65 per share.

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

Popular's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Popular's shares ever split?

Popular's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 29 May 2012. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Popular shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Popular shares which in turn could have impacted Popular's share price.

Popular share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Popular's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.4565 up to $83.2092. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BPOP.US volatility(beta: 1.22)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 Popular's is 1.2243. This would suggest that Popular's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Popular overview

Popular, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides various retail, mortgage, and commercial banking products and services in Puerto Rico and the United States. The company provides savings, NOW, money market, and other interest-bearing demand accounts; non-interest bearing demand deposits; and certificates of deposit. It also offers commercial and industrial, commercial multi-family, commercial real estate, and residential mortgage loans; consumer loans, including personal loans, credit cards, automobile loans, home equity lines of credit, and other loans to individual borrowers; construction loans; and lease financing comprising automobile loans/leases. In addition, the company provides investment banking, auto and equipment leasing, broker-dealer, and insurance services; debit cards; and online banking services. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 172 branches; and 619 ATMs in Puerto Rico, 23 ATMs in the Virgin Islands, and 118 ATMs in the United States Mainland. Popular, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Popular is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.665% of Popular shares are held by insiders and 90.201% by institutions.
How many people work for Popular?
Latest data suggests 8,439 work at Popular.
When does the fiscal year end for Popular?
Popular's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Popular based?
Popular's address is: 209 MuNoz Rivera Avenue, Hato Rey, PR, United States, 00918
What is Popular's ISIN number?
Popular's international securities identification number is: PR7331747001
What is Popular's CUSIP number?
Popular's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 066704107

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