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How to buy Provident Bancorp stock

Learn how to easily invest in Provident Bancorp stock.

Provident Bancorp Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Provident Bancorp shares (PVBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Provident Bancorp employs 149 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PVBC – 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.
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Provident Bancorp stock price (NASDAQ: PVBC)

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Provident Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$18.28
52-week range$10.72 - $20.14
50-day moving average $18.63
200-day moving average $16.85
Wall St. target price$24.00
PE ratio 19.6358
Dividend yield $0.14 (0.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.96

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Provident Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.28 from 2022-01-25

1 week (2022-01-19) 3.16%
1 month (2021-12-23) 1.22%
3 months (2021-10-26) 4.46%
6 months (2021-07-26) 13.40%
1 year (2021-01-26) 56.64%
2 years (2020-01-24) 50.83%
3 years (2019-01-25) 23.43
5 years (2017-01-26) 18.55

Is Provident Bancorp stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Provident Bancorp's P/E ratio

Provident 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 20x. In other words, Provident Bancorp shares trade at around 20x 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.

Provident Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $61.7 million
Operating margin TTM 41.29%
Gross profit TTM $52.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.08%
Return on equity TTM 7.16%
Profit margin 27.3%
Book value $13.26
Market capitalisation $338.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Provident Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 15.63% of net profits

Recently Provident Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 15.63% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Provident Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 0.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Provident Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.14 per share.

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

Provident Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 28 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Provident Bancorp's shares ever split?

Provident Bancorp's shares were split on a 2021:1000 basis on 16 October 2019. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2021 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Provident Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50.5% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Provident Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Provident Bancorp's share price.

Provident Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Provident Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $10.72 up to $20.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PVBC.US volatility(beta: 1.11)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 Provident Bancorp's is 1.1085. This would suggest that Provident Bancorp'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).

Provident Bancorp overview

Provident Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for The Provident Bank that provides various financial services to individuals and small businesses in the United States. It offers checking, term certificate, negotiable order of withdrawal, money market, and savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial real estate, multi-family residential real estate, commercial business, construction and land development, mortgage warehouse, one- to four-family residential, and consumer loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit; and invests in securities, and state and municipal bonds. As of December 31, 2020, it operated through its main office and six branch offices located in Amesbury and Newburyport, Massachusetts; and Bedford, Exeter, Portsmouth, and Seabrook, New Hampshire, as well as two loan production offices located in Boston, Massachusetts, and Ponte Vedra, Florida. Provident Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1828 and is headquartered in Amesbury, Massachusetts.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Provident Bancorp is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 13.852% of Provident Bancorp shares are held by insiders and 43.6% by institutions.
How many people work for Provident Bancorp?
Latest data suggests 149 work at Provident Bancorp.
When does the fiscal year end for Provident Bancorp?
Provident Bancorp's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Provident Bancorp based?
Provident Bancorp's address is: 5 Market Street, Amesbury, MA, United States, 01913
What is Provident Bancorp's ISIN number?
Provident Bancorp's international securities identification number is: US74383L1052
What is Provident Bancorp's CUSIP number?
Provident Bancorp's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74383L105

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