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How to buy Prosperity Bancshares stock

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Prosperity Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Prosperity Bancshares shares (PB) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Prosperity Bancshares employs 3,756 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Prosperity Bancshares share price

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Prosperity Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-22.
52-week range$48.14 - $83.02
50-day moving average $76.42
200-day moving average $68.14
Wall St. target price$77.47
PE ratio 13.0968
Dividend yield $1.87 (2.49%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.68

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Is it a good time to buy Prosperity Bancshares stock?

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Is Prosperity Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

Prosperity Bancshares's P/E ratio

Prosperity Bancshares's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Prosperity Bancshares shares trade at around 13x 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.

Prosperity Bancshares's PEG ratio

Prosperity Bancshares's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.67. 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 Prosperity Bancshares's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Prosperity Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 59.2%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.6%
Return on equity TTM 8.74%
Profit margin 46.3%
Book value $66.23
Market capitalisation $6.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Prosperity Bancshares shares

There are currently 1.3 million Prosperity Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Prosperity Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 18.6% up from 1.1 million last month.

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

Prosperity Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Prosperity Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prosperity Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prosperity Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 456407.71929825). Prosperity Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 2.85. In other words for every 100,000 Prosperity Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2850 shares are currently held short.

However Prosperity Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prosperity Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prosperity Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prosperity Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prosperity Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0146% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prosperity Bancshares shares, roughly 15 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 Prosperity Bancshares.

Find out more about how you can short Prosperity Bancshares stock.

Prosperity Bancshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 34.42% of net profits

Recently Prosperity Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 34.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prosperity Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 2.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prosperity Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $1.87 per share.

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

Prosperity Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Prosperity Bancshares's shares ever split?

Prosperity Bancshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 June 2002. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Prosperity Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Prosperity Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Prosperity Bancshares's share price.

Prosperity Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Prosperity Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $48.1374 up to $83.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PB.US volatility(beta: 1.32)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Prosperity Bancshares's is 1.3249. This would suggest that Prosperity Bancshares's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Prosperity Bancshares overview

Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. operates as bank holding company for the Prosperity Bank that provides retail and commercial banking services to businesses and consumers. It accepts various deposit products, such as demand, savings, money market, and time accounts; and certificates of deposit. The company also offers 1-4 family residential mortgage, commercial real estate and multifamily residential, commercial and industrial, agricultural real estate, and non-real estate agricultural loans, as well as construction, land development, and other land loans; consumer loans, including automobile, recreational vehicle, boat, home improvement, personal, and deposit account collateralized loans; and consumer durables and home equity loans, as well as loans for working capital, business expansion, and purchase of equipment and machinery. In addition, it provides internet banking and other cash management, mobile banking, trust and wealth management, retail brokerage, mortgage banking, and automated telephone banking services, as well as debit and credit cards. As of December 31, 2020, the company operated 275 full-service banking locations comprising 65 in the Houston area, including The Woodlands; 30 in the South Texas area including Corpus Christi and Victoria; 65 in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area; 22 in the East Texas area; 29 in the Central Texas area, including Austin and San Antonio; 34 in the West Texas area, including Lubbock, Midland-Odessa and Abilene; 16 in the Bryan/College Station area; 6 in the Central Oklahoma area; and 8 in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, as well as 42 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area doing business as LegacyTexas Bank. Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.

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