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How to buy Sierra Bancorp stock | $25.03

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Sierra Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Sierra Bancorp shares (BSRR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Sierra Bancorp employs 491 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$119.9 million.

How to buy shares in Sierra 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 Sierra Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BSRR. 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 Sierra 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$25.03, 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 Sierra Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Sierra 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.

Sierra Bancorp share price

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Sierra Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$25.03
52-week rangeUSD$12.6583 - USD$28.3114
50-day moving average USD$22.9535
200-day moving average USD$19.348
Wall St. target priceUSD$25.75
PE ratio 10.1288
Dividend yield USD$0.8 (3.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.33

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Sierra Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $25.03 from 2021-01-11

1 week (2021-01-15) -1.42%
1 month (2020-12-22) 6.24%
3 months (2020-10-22) 21.09%
6 months (2020-07-22) 34.35%
1 year (2020-01-22) -9.77%
2 years (2019-01-22) -6.43%
3 years (2018-01-22) 28.44
5 years (2016-01-22) 47.50%

Is Sierra Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Sierra Bancorp's P/E ratio

Sierra 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, Sierra 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.

Sierra Bancorp's PEG ratio

Sierra Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.27. 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 Sierra Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Sierra Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$119.9 million
Operating margin TTM 39.02%
Gross profit TTM USD$118.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.23%
Return on equity TTM 11.18%
Profit margin 29.81%
Book value $21.917
Market capitalisation USD$362.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Sierra Bancorp shares

There are currently 195,426 Sierra Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Sierra Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 1.1% up from 193,315 last month.

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

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

Sierra Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Sierra Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Sierra Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 30727.358490566). Sierra Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 6.36. In other words for every 100,000 Sierra Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6360 shares are currently held short.

However Sierra Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Sierra Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Sierra Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Sierra Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Sierra Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.014% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Sierra Bancorp shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Sierra Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Sierra Bancorp stock.

Sierra Bancorp share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 36.82% of net profits

Recently Sierra Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 36.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.39% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Sierra Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Sierra Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

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

Sierra Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 12 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Sierra Bancorp's shares ever split?

Sierra Bancorp's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 November 1997. 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 Sierra Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Sierra Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Sierra Bancorp's share price.

Sierra Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Sierra Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.6583 up to $28.3114. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BSRR.US volatility(beta: 1.12)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 Sierra Bancorp's is 1.116. This would suggest that Sierra 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).

Sierra Bancorp overview

Sierra Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Bank of the Sierra that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses in California. The company accepts various deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market demand accounts, time deposits, retirement accounts, and sweep accounts. Its loan products include real estate, commercial, mortgage warehouse, agricultural, industrial, and consumer loans. The company also offers automated teller machines; electronic point-of-sale payment alternatives; online and automated telephone banking services; and remote deposit capture and automated payroll services for business customers. As of February 4, 2020, it operated 40 full service branches, a loan production office, an online branch, an agricultural credit center, and an SBA center. Sierra Bancorp was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Porterville, California.

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