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How to buy ServisFirst Bancshares stock | $69.46

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ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. ServisFirst Bancshares shares (SFBS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ServisFirst Bancshares employs 527 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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ServisFirst Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ: SFBS)

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ServisFirst Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$69.46
52-week range$31.41 - $72.51
50-day moving average $67.94
200-day moving average $59.88
Wall St. target price$67.33
PE ratio 19.8556
Dividend yield $0.775 (1.09%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.60

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ServisFirst Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $69.46 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-22) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 4.04%
3 months (2021-04-30) 9.84%
6 months (2021-01-29) N/A
1 year (2020-07-29) N/A
2 years (2019-07-29) N/A
3 years (2018-07-29) N/A
5 years (2016-07-29) N/A

Is ServisFirst Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

ServisFirst Bancshares's P/E ratio

ServisFirst 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 20x. In other words, ServisFirst Bancshares 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.

ServisFirst Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $362.6 million
Operating margin TTM 70.28%
Gross profit TTM $325.4 million
Return on assets TTM 1.62%
Return on equity TTM 19.7%
Profit margin 54%
Book value $19.79
Market capitalisation $3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ServisFirst Bancshares shares

There are currently 1.5 million ServisFirst Bancshares shares held short by investors – that's known as ServisFirst Bancshares's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% up from 1.5 million last month.

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

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

ServisFirst Bancshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ServisFirst Bancshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ServisFirst Bancshares shares traded daily (recently around 143810.69767442). ServisFirst Bancshares's SIR currently stands at 10.75. In other words for every 100,000 ServisFirst Bancshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10750 shares are currently held short.

However ServisFirst Bancshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ServisFirst Bancshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable ServisFirst Bancshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ServisFirst Bancshares's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ServisFirst Bancshares shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0417% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ServisFirst Bancshares shares, roughly 42 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against ServisFirst Bancshares.

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

ServisFirst Bancshares share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.47% of net profits

Recently ServisFirst Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 21.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.12% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), ServisFirst Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 1.12% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In ServisFirst Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.775 per share.

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

ServisFirst Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 8 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have ServisFirst Bancshares's shares ever split?

ServisFirst Bancshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 December 2016. 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 ServisFirst Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ServisFirst Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted ServisFirst Bancshares's share price.

ServisFirst Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, ServisFirst Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.4118 up to $72.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SFBS.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 ServisFirst Bancshares's is 1.1725. This would suggest that ServisFirst Bancshares'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).

ServisFirst Bancshares overview

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for ServisFirst Bank that provides various banking services to individual and corporate customers. The company accepts demand, time, savings, and other deposits; checking, money market, and IRA accounts; and certificates of deposit. Its loan products include commercial lending products, such as seasonal, bridge, and term loans for working capital, expansion of the business, acquisition of property, and plant and equipment, as well as commercial lines of credit; commercial real estate loans, construction and development loans, and residential real estate loans; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans, vehicle financing, loans secured by deposits, and secured and unsecured personal loans. The company also offers other banking products and services comprising telephone and mobile banking, direct deposit, Internet banking, traveler's checks, safe deposit boxes, attorney trust accounts, automatic account transfers, automated teller machines, and debit card systems, as well as Visa credit cards; treasury and cash management services; wire transfer, night depository, banking-by-mail, and remote capture services; and correspondent banking services to other financial institutions. In addition, it holds and manages participations in residential mortgages and commercial real estate loans originated by ServisFirst Bank in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. It operates 21 full-service banking offices located in Jefferson, Shelby, Madison, Montgomery, Houston, Mobile, and Baldwin Counties in Alabama; Escambia and Hillsborough Counties in Florida; Cobb and Douglas Counties in Georgia; Charleston County, South Carolina; and Davidson County, Tennessee, as well as loan production offices in Columbus, Georgia, Sarasota, Florida, and Summerville, South Carolina.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of ServisFirst Bancshares is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.764% of ServisFirst Bancshares shares are held by insiders and 59.075% by institutions.
How many people work for ServisFirst Bancshares?
Latest data suggests 527 work at ServisFirst Bancshares.
When does the fiscal year end for ServisFirst Bancshares?
ServisFirst Bancshares's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is ServisFirst Bancshares based?
ServisFirst Bancshares's address is: 2500 Woodcrest Place, Birmingham, AL, United States, 35209
What is ServisFirst Bancshares's ISIN number?
ServisFirst Bancshares's international securities identification number is: US81768T1088
What is ServisFirst Bancshares's CUSIP number?
ServisFirst Bancshares's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 81768T108

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