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How to buy QCR stock | $39.06

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QCR Holdings, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. QCR shares (QCRH) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. QCR employs 687 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$208.6 million.

How to buy shares in QCR

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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 QCR. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: QCRH. 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 QCR 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. At last close price of USD$39.06, 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 QCR, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of QCR. 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.

QCR share price

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QCR shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$39.06
52-week rangeUSD$22.2957 - USD$44.4744
50-day moving average USD$35.2557
200-day moving average USD$31.2244
Wall St. target priceUSD$42
PE ratio 10.6137
Dividend yield USD$0.24 (0.62%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.65

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Is it a good time to buy QCR stock?

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QCR price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $39.06 from 2020-12-11

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Is QCR under- or over-valued?

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

QCR's P/E ratio

QCR's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, QCR shares trade at around 11x 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.

QCR's PEG ratio

QCR's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.77. 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 QCR's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

QCR financials

Revenue TTM USD$208.6 million
Operating margin TTM 35.95%
Gross profit TTM USD$211.7 million
Return on assets TTM 1.04%
Return on equity TTM 10.66%
Profit margin 27.9%
Book value $36.259
Market capitalisation USD$611.8 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting QCR shares

There are currently 100,652 QCR shares held short by investors – that's known as QCR's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% up from 95,759 last month.

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

QCR's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

QCR's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of QCR shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of QCR shares traded daily (recently around 43572.294372294). QCR's SIR currently stands at 2.31. In other words for every 100,000 QCR shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2310 shares are currently held short.

However QCR's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of QCR shares, or, against the total number of tradable QCR shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case QCR's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 QCR shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0067% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable QCR shares, roughly 7 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 QCR.

Find out more about how you can short QCR stock.

QCR share dividends

6%

Dividend payout ratio: 6.35% of net profits

Recently QCR has paid out, on average, around 6.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), QCR shareholders could enjoy a 0.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In QCR's case, that would currently equate to about $0.24 per share.

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

QCR's most recent dividend payout was on 6 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have QCR's shares ever split?

QCR's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 1 June 2004. 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 QCR shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for QCR shares which in turn could have impacted QCR's share price.

QCR share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, QCR's shares have ranged in value from as little as $22.2957 up to $44.4744. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

QCRH.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 QCR's is 1.1129. This would suggest that QCR'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).

QCR overview

QCR Holdings, Inc., a multi-bank holding company, provides commercial and consumer banking, and trust and asset management services. The company operates through Commercial Banking and Wealth Management segments. Its deposit products include non-interest and interest-bearing demand, time, and brokered deposits. The company also provides various commercial and retail lending/leasing, and investment services to corporations, partnerships, individuals, and government agencies. Its loan portfolio comprises loans to small and mid-sized businesses; business loans, including lines of credit for working capital and operational purposes; term loans for the acquisition of facilities, equipment, and other purposes; commercial and residential real estate loans; and installment and other consumer loans, such as home improvement, home equity, motor vehicle, and signature loans, as well as small personal credit lines. In addition, the company engages in leasing machinery and equipment to commercial and industrial businesses under direct financing lease contracts; and issuing trust preferred securities. It serves the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo/Cedar Falls, Des Moines/Ankeny, and Springfield communities. QCR Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Moline, Illinois.

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