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Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Premier Financial Bancorp shares (PFBI) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.
|52-week range||USD$7.4641 - USD$16.85|
|50-day moving average||USD$15.2424|
|200-day moving average||USD$13.2988|
|Wall St. target price||N/A|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.6 (3.85%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$1.52|
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Valuing Premier Financial Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Premier Financial Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Premier Financial 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 10x. In other words, Premier Financial Bancorp shares trade at around 10x 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||USD$72.7 million|
|Operating margin TTM||42.33%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$72.7 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.2%|
|Return on equity TTM||8.97%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$227 million|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 98,451 Premier Financial Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Premier Financial Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 25.9% up from 78,175 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Premier Financial Bancorp shares can be evaluated.
Premier Financial Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Premier Financial Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Premier Financial Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 47791.747572816). Premier Financial Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 2.06. In other words for every 100,000 Premier Financial Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2060 shares are currently held short.
However Premier Financial Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Premier Financial Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Premier Financial Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Premier Financial Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Premier Financial Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0076% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Premier Financial Bancorp shares, roughly 8 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 Premier Financial Bancorp.
Find out more about how you can short Premier Financial Bancorp stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 126.09% of net profits
Recently Premier Financial Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 126.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Premier Financial Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Premier Financial Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.
Premier Financial 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.
Premier Financial Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 5 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Premier Financial Bancorp's shares were split on a 125:100 basis on 11 June 2018. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 125 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Premier Financial Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Premier Financial Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Premier Financial Bancorp's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Premier Financial Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $7.4641 up to $16.85. 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 Premier Financial Bancorp's is 0.7972. This would suggest that Premier Financial Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses. The company accepts various deposit products, including checking, NOW, savings, money market, club, individual retirement, and overdraft protection accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also provides loans secured by 1-4 family residential real estate, multifamily residential real estate, owner occupied non-farm non-residential real estate, and non-farm non-residential real estate; commercial and industrial loans not secured by real estate; consumer loans; construction, land, and land development loans; and farmland and agricultural loans, and loans to tax-exempt entities. In addition, the company offers depository and funds transfer services; collections; safe deposit boxes; cash management services; bill payment, remote deposit, check imaging, and automated teller machine services; and internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. As of March 6, 2020, it operated thirteen banking offices in Kentucky; three banking offices in Ohio; twenty-six banking offices in West Virginia; four banking offices in Washington, DC; one banking office in Maryland; and three banking offices in Virginia. Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is headquartered in Huntington, West Virginia.
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