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How to buy The Bancorp stock

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The Bancorp, Inc is a banks—regional business based in the US. The Bancorp shares (TBBK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. The Bancorp employs 612 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$252.9 million.

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

The Bancorp share price

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The Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
52-week range USD$3.36 - USD$13.73
50-day moving average USD$10.0356
200-day moving average USD$9.2086
Wall St. target price USD$13.5
PE ratio 11.302
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.984

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Is it a good time to buy The Bancorp stock?

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Is The Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

The Bancorp's P/E ratio

The 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 11x. In other words, The Bancorp shares trade at around 11x 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.

The Bancorp's PEG ratio

The Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.46. 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 The 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.

The Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM USD$252.9 million
Operating margin TTM 40.2%
Gross profit TTM USD$241 million
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM 11.4%
Profit margin 22.84%
Book value $9.714
Market capitalisation USD$742.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Bancorp shares

There are currently 742,664 The Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as The Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 37.7% up from 539,344 last month.

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

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

The Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 239569.03225806). The Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 3.1. In other words for every 100,000 The Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3100 shares are currently held short.

However The Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0143% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Bancorp shares, roughly 14 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 The Bancorp.

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

The Bancorp share dividends

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

The Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.36 up to $13.73. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TBBK.US volatility(beta: 1.62)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 The Bancorp's is 1.6229. This would suggest that The 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).

The Bancorp overview

The Bancorp, Inc. operates as the financial holding company for The Bancorp Bank that provides banking products and services in the United States. The company offers a range of deposit products and services, including checking, savings, money market, commercial, and retirement accounts. It also provides securities-backed lines of credit, insurance policy cash value-backed lines of credit, vehicle fleet and other equipment leasing, small business administration loans, and commercial mortgage-backed loans, as well as prepaid and debit cards. In addition, it offers private label banking; credit and debit card payment processing for independent service organizations; institutional banking; and internet banking services. The Bancorp, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware.

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