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How to buy Salisbury Bancorp stock

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Salisbury Bancorp, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Salisbury Bancorp shares (SAL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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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 Salisbury Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SAL. 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 Salisbury 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. 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 Salisbury Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Salisbury 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.

Salisbury Bancorp share price

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Salisbury Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$23.8322 - USD$44.1093
50-day moving average USD$38.4839
200-day moving average USD$37.039
Wall St. target priceUSD$41.25
PE ratio 9.8571
Dividend yield USD$1.16 (2.81%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.2

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Is Salisbury Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Salisbury Bancorp's P/E ratio

Salisbury 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, Salisbury 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.

Salisbury Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$42.8 million
Operating margin TTM 34.79%
Gross profit TTM USD$42.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.99%
Return on equity TTM 10.02%
Profit margin 27.88%
Book value $44.496
Market capitalisation USD$117.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Salisbury Bancorp shares

There are currently 18,495 Salisbury Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Salisbury Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 9.8% up from 16,841 last month.

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

Salisbury Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Salisbury Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Salisbury Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Salisbury Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 7457.6612903226). Salisbury Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 Salisbury Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However Salisbury Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Salisbury Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Salisbury Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Salisbury Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Salisbury Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0073% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Salisbury Bancorp 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 Salisbury Bancorp.

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Salisbury Bancorp share dividends

29%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.92% of net profits

Recently Salisbury Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 28.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Salisbury Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 2.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Salisbury Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $1.16 per share.

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

Salisbury Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 26 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Salisbury Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Salisbury Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.8322 up to $44.1093. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SAL.US volatility(beta: 0.77)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 Salisbury Bancorp's is 0.7679. This would suggest that Salisbury Bancorp's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Salisbury Bancorp overview

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company that provides commercial banking, consumer financing, retail banking, and trust and wealth advisory services. It offers various retail and commercial deposit products. The company also provides loans, such as residential and commercial real estate loans; construction loans; commercial loans; and consumer loans, including home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto and personal installment loans. In addition, it offers a range of fiduciary services, including trust and estate administration, wealth advisory, and investment management services to individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. Further, the company provides additional depositor related services consisting of landlord/tenant lease security accounts and services, merchant services, payroll services, ATM services, bank-by-phone services, Internet banking services, Internet bill pay services, person to person payments, bank to bank transfers, mobile banking services with remote deposit, and Online financial management with account aggregation services, as well as cash management services, including remote deposit capture, ACH origination, wire transfers, and positive pay services. It operates through a network of fourteen banking offices and ten ATMs located in Litchfield County, Connecticut; Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties, New York; and Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Lakeville, Connecticut.

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