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How to buy Union Bankshares stock | $26.755

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Union Bankshares, Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. Union Bankshares shares (UNB) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Union Bankshares employs 201 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$43.2 million.

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  3. Search for Union Bankshares. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: UNB. 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 Union Bankshares 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$26.755, 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 Union Bankshares, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Union Bankshares. 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.

Union Bankshares share price

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Union Bankshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Latest market closeUSD$26.755
52-week rangeUSD$15.7821 - USD$36.0124
50-day moving average USD$24.8146
200-day moving average USD$20.8949
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 10.1596
Dividend yield USD$1.28 (4.79%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$2.631

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Union Bankshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $26.755 from 2020-12-11

1 week (2021-01-12) N/A
1 month (2020-12-23) 4.47%
3 months (2020-10-19) N/A
6 months (2020-07-19) N/A
1 year (2020-01-19) N/A
2 years (2019-01-19) N/A
3 years (2018-01-19) N/A
5 years (2016-01-19) N/A

Is Union Bankshares under- or over-valued?

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

Union Bankshares's P/E ratio

Union Bankshares'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, Union Bankshares 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.

Union Bankshares financials

Revenue TTM USD$43.2 million
Operating margin TTM 32.39%
Gross profit TTM USD$39.8 million
Return on assets TTM 1.27%
Return on equity TTM 15.8%
Profit margin 27.23%
Book value $17.524
Market capitalisation USD$119.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Union Bankshares shares

There are currently 12,269 Union Bankshares shares held short by investors – that's known as Union Bankshares's "short interest". This figure is 11.3% up from 11,026 last month.

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

Union Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Union Bankshares's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Union Bankshares shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Union Bankshares shares traded daily (recently around 7217.0588235294). Union Bankshares's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 Union Bankshares shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.

However Union Bankshares's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Union Bankshares shares, or, against the total number of tradable Union Bankshares shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Union Bankshares's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Union Bankshares shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0033% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Union Bankshares shares, roughly 3 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 Union Bankshares.

Find out more about how you can short Union Bankshares stock.

Union Bankshares share dividends

49%

Dividend payout ratio: 48.65% of net profits

Recently Union Bankshares has paid out, on average, around 48.65% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.79% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Union Bankshares shareholders could enjoy a 4.79% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Union Bankshares's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 per share.

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

Union Bankshares's most recent dividend payout was on 6 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Union Bankshares's shares ever split?

Union Bankshares's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 11 August 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Union Bankshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Union Bankshares shares which in turn could have impacted Union Bankshares's share price.

Union Bankshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Union Bankshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.7821 up to $36.0124. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

UNB.US volatility(beta: 0.96)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 Union Bankshares's is 0.9633. This would suggest that Union Bankshares's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Union Bankshares overview

Union Bankshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Union Bank that provides retail, commercial, and municipal banking services in northern Vermont and New Hampshire. It offers retail depository services, such as personal checking, savings, money market, IRA/SEP/KEOGH, and health savings accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company also provides commercial real estate loans; consumer loans; and municipal loans; commercial loans for plant and equipment, working capital, real estate renovation, and other business purposes to business owners and investors; and residential real estate loans. In addition, it offers small business administration guaranteed, and residential construction and mortgage loans; online cash management services, including account reconciliation, credit card depository, automated clearing house origination, wire transfers, and night depository services; merchant credit card services; remote deposit capture services; and online mortgage application services. Further, the company provides business checking accounts; standby letters of credit, bank checks or money orders, and safe deposit boxes; ATM services; debit cards; and telephone, Internet, and mobile banking services; home improvement loans and overdraft; customer repurchase agreement sweeps; and asset management, fiduciary, and trust services. It offers retail banking services to individuals; and commercial banking services to small and medium sized corporations, partnerships, and sole proprietorships, as well as nonprofit organizations, local municipalities, and school districts. The company operates 20 banking offices, 2 loan centers, and various ATMs. Union Bankshares, Inc. was founded in 1891 and is headquartered in Morrisville, Vermont.

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