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How to buy Valley National Bancorp stock

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Valley National Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Valley National Bancorp shares (VLY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Valley National Bancorp employs 3,155 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Valley National Bancorp share price

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Valley National Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$6.06 - $14.69
50-day moving average $13.68
200-day moving average $10.75
Wall St. target price$14.25
PE ratio 14.8172
Dividend yield $0.44 (3.29%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.93

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Is it a good time to buy Valley National Bancorp stock?

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Is Valley National Bancorp under- or over-valued?

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

Valley National Bancorp's P/E ratio

Valley National 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 15x. In other words, Valley National Bancorp shares trade at around 15x 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.

Valley National Bancorp's PEG ratio

Valley National Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.32. 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 Valley National 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.

Valley National Bancorp financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 50.79%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 1%
Return on equity TTM 8.7%
Profit margin 33.59%
Book value $10.85
Market capitalisation $5.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Valley National Bancorp shares

There are currently 7.4 million Valley National Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Valley National Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 13.6% down from 8.6 million last month.

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

Valley National Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Valley National Bancorp's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Valley National Bancorp shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Valley National Bancorp shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). Valley National Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 2.09. In other words for every 100,000 Valley National Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2090 shares are currently held short.

However Valley National Bancorp's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Valley National Bancorp shares, or, against the total number of tradable Valley National Bancorp shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Valley National Bancorp's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Valley National Bancorp shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0214% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valley National Bancorp shares, roughly 21 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 Valley National Bancorp.

Find out more about how you can short Valley National Bancorp stock.

Valley National Bancorp share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 45.83% of net profits

Recently Valley National Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 45.83% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.29% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Valley National Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 3.29% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Valley National Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.44 per share.

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

Valley National Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 31 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Valley National Bancorp's shares ever split?

Valley National Bancorp's shares were split on a 105:100 basis on 8 May 2012. So if you had owned 100 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 105 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Valley National Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Valley National Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Valley National Bancorp's share price.

Valley National Bancorp share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Valley National Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.0576 up to $14.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VLY.US volatility(beta: 1.33)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 Valley National Bancorp's is 1.3348. This would suggest that Valley National 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).

Valley National Bancorp overview

Valley National Bancorp operates as the holding company for the Valley National Bank that provides commercial, retail, insurance, and wealth management financial services. The company operates through Commercial Lending, Consumer Lending, and Investment Management segments. Its deposit products include non-interest bearing, savings, NOW, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. The company offers various loan products comprising residential mortgage loans, automobile loans, secured personal lines of credit, and home equity loans; and floating rate and adjustable rate commercial and industrial loans, as well as fixed rate owner occupied and commercial real estate loans. It also invests in securities and interest-bearing deposits with other banks; and offers international banking services, such as standby letters of credit, documentary letters of credit and related products, and other ancillary services, such as foreign exchange transactions, documentary collections, foreign wire transfers, and transaction accounts for non-resident aliens. In addition, the company provides asset management advisory and trust services; property and casualty, life, health, and title insurance agency services; and health care equipment lending and other commercial equipment leasing services, as well as real estate related investments. Further, it offers other banking services comprising automated teller machine, telephone and Internet banking, remote deposit capturing, overdraft, drive-in and night deposit, and safe deposit services.

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