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How to buy Republic First Bancorp stock | $2.85

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Republic First Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Republic First Bancorp shares (FRBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Republic First Bancorp employs 537 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$112.3 million.

How to buy shares in Republic First Bancorp

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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 Republic First Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FRBK. 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 Republic First Bancorp 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$2.85, 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 Republic First Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Republic First Bancorp. 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.

Republic First Bancorp share price

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Republic First Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$2.85
52-week rangeUSD$1.8 - USD$4.255
50-day moving average USD$2.9285
200-day moving average USD$2.3964
Wall St. target priceUSD$3.38
PE ratio 187.8947
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.019

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Is it a good time to buy Republic First Bancorp stock?

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Republic First Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $2.85 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-07) -4.36%
1 month (2020-12-15) -1.38%
3 months (2020-10-15) 24.45%
6 months (2020-07-15) 27.80%
1 year (2020-01-15) -26.36%
2 years (2019-01-15) -52.81%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 4.25

Is Republic First Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Republic First Bancorp's P/E ratio

Republic First 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 188x. In other words, Republic First Bancorp shares trade at around 188x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Republic First Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$112.3 million
Operating margin TTM 4.84%
Gross profit TTM USD$99.6 million
Return on assets TTM -0.04%
Return on equity TTM -0.55%
Profit margin -1.36%
Book value $5.147
Market capitalisation USD$173.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Republic First Bancorp shares

There are currently 1.4 million Republic First Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Republic First Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% up from 1.4 million last month.

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

Republic First Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Republic First Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Republic First Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Republic First Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 319709.45945946). Republic First Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 4.44. In other words for every 100,000 Republic First Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4440 shares are currently held short.

However Republic First Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Republic First Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Republic First Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Republic First Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Republic First Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0299% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Republic First Bancorp shares, roughly 30 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 Republic First Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Republic First Bancorp stock.

Republic First Bancorp share dividends

We're not expecting Republic First Bancorp to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Republic First Bancorp's shares ever split?

Republic First Bancorp's shares were split on a 11:10 basis on 3 April 2007. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 11 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Republic First Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 9.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Republic First Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Republic First Bancorp's share price.

Republic First Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Republic First Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.8 up to $4.255. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRBK.US volatility(beta: 1.35)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 Republic First Bancorp's is 1.3459. This would suggest that Republic First Bancorp's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Republic First Bancorp overview

Republic First Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Republic First Bank that provides a range of credit and depository banking products and services to individuals and businesses. The company accepts consumer and commercial deposit, checking, interest-bearing demand, money market, savings, sweep, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. Its loans products include secured and unsecured commercial loans, real estate loans, construction and land development loans, automobile loans, home improvement loans, mortgages, home equity and overdraft lines of credit, and other products. The company also offers lockbox services. As of April 29, 2020, it operated 30 offices located in Philadelphia, Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania; Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties in New Jersey; and New York County in New York. Republic First Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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