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How to buy StoneCastle Financial stock | $22.625

Learn how to easily invest in StoneCastle Financial stock.

StoneCastle Financial Corp is an asset management business based in the US. StoneCastle Financial shares (BANX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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StoneCastle Financial stock price (NASDAQ: BANX)

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StoneCastle Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-25.
Latest market close$22.63
52-week range$17.04 - $22.50
50-day moving average $21.91
200-day moving average $21.54
Wall St. target price$23.00
PE ratio 7.2185
Dividend yield $1.52 (6.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.10

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Is it a good time to buy StoneCastle Financial stock?

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StoneCastle Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.625 from 2021-10-25

1 week (2021-10-19) 1.69%
1 month (2021-09-27) 5.04%
3 months (2021-07-27) 5.09%
6 months (2021-04-27) 14.15%
1 year (2020-10-26) 20.92%
2 years (2019-10-25) 2.61%
3 years (2018-10-26) 13.07%
5 years (2016-10-26) 21.31%

Is StoneCastle Financial under- or over-valued?

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

StoneCastle Financial's P/E ratio

StoneCastle Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, StoneCastle Financial shares trade at around 7x 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.

StoneCastle Financial financials

Revenue TTM $17.3 million
Operating margin TTM 69.55%
Gross profit TTM $16.7 million
Return on assets TTM 3.55%
Return on equity TTM 14.75%
Profit margin 117.58%
Book value $21.80
Market capitalisation $158.1 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting StoneCastle Financial shares

There are currently 5,729 StoneCastle Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as StoneCastle Financial's "short interest". This figure is 56.2% up from 3,667 last month.

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

StoneCastle Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

StoneCastle Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of StoneCastle Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of StoneCastle Financial shares traded daily (recently around 12189.361702128). StoneCastle Financial's SIR currently stands at 0.47. In other words for every 100,000 StoneCastle Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 470 shares are currently held short.

However StoneCastle Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of StoneCastle Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable StoneCastle Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case StoneCastle Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 StoneCastle Financial shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0008% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable StoneCastle Financial shares, roughly 1 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 StoneCastle Financial.

Find out more about how you can short StoneCastle Financial stock.

StoneCastle Financial share dividends

93%

Dividend payout ratio: 93.45% of net profits

Recently StoneCastle Financial has paid out, on average, around 93.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), StoneCastle Financial shareholders could enjoy a 6.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In StoneCastle Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $1.52 per share.

StoneCastle Financial's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

StoneCastle Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 27 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

StoneCastle Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, StoneCastle Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.0449 up to $22.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BANX.US volatility(beta: 0.72)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 StoneCastle Financial's is 0.7164. This would suggest that StoneCastle Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

StoneCastle Financial overview

StoneCastle Financial Corp. is a closed ended balanced mutual fund launched and managed by StoneCastle Asset Management LLC. It invests in public equity markets of the United States. The fund invests in stocks of companies operating across the banking sector. It invests in dividend paying growth and value stocks of companies. For its fixed income portion, the fund invests in subordinated debt securities which are rated BBB- or better by Kroll Ratings. The fund employs fundamental analysis with bottom-up security picking approach by focusing on factors such as review of historical and prospective financial information, interviews with management and key employees of the prospective bank, financial models and projections, changes in interest rates, changes in unemployment rates, changes in home prices, changes in economic activity to create its portfolio.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of StoneCastle Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.332% of StoneCastle Financial shares are held by insiders and 23.702% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for StoneCastle Financial?
StoneCastle Financial's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is StoneCastle Financial based?
StoneCastle Financial's address is: 152 West 57th Street, New York, NY, United States, 10019
What is StoneCastle Financial's ISIN number?
StoneCastle Financial's international securities identification number is: US8617801043
What is StoneCastle Financial's CUSIP number?
StoneCastle Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 861780104

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