Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Valley National Bancorp stock | $9.74

Own Valley National Bancorp stock in just a few minutes.

Fact checked

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 3,174 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Valley National Bancorp

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Valley National Bancorp. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: VLY. 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 Valley National 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$9.74, 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 Valley National Bancorp, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Valley National 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.

Valley National Bancorp share price

Use our graph to track the performance of VLY stocks over time.

Valley National Bancorp shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$9.74
52-week rangeUSD$5.7607 - USD$10.919
50-day moving average USD$9.5021
200-day moving average USD$8.003
Wall St. target priceUSD$10.82
PE ratio 12.3657
Dividend yield USD$0.44 (4.51%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.782

Buy Valley National Bancorp shares from these brokerages

Compare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Name Product Stock trade fee Asset types Option trade fee Annual fee
Sofi Invest
Stocks, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
A free way to invest in stocks, ETFs and crypto.
Stocks, Options, ETFs, Cryptocurrency
Make unlimited commission-free trades in stocks, funds, and options with Robinhood Financial.
$0 for US stocks
Stocks, Options, ETFs
Trade stocks on the US, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Shenzhen markets.
TD Ameritrade
or $25 broker-assisted
$0 + $0.65/contract,
or $25 broker-assisted
TD Ameritrade features $0 commission for online stock, but watch out for high short-term ETF and broker-assisted trading fees.

Compare up to 4 providers

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

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

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.

Valley National Bancorp price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $9.74 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-05) -0.92%
1 month (2020-12-12) N/A
3 months (2020-10-12) 26.17%
6 months (2020-07-12) N/A
1 year (2020-01-12) N/A
2 years (2019-01-12) N/A
3 years (2018-01-12) 12.19
5 years (2016-01-12) 8.71%

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 12x. In other words, Valley National Bancorp shares trade at around 12x 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 USD$1.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 49.89%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.87%
Return on equity TTM 7.99%
Profit margin 28.86%
Book value $10.706
Market capitalisation USD$3.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Valley National Bancorp shares

There are currently 6.8 million Valley National Bancorp shares held short by investors – that's known as Valley National Bancorp's "short interest". This figure is 15.2% up from 5.9 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 1.9 million). Valley National Bancorp's SIR currently stands at 3.57. In other words for every 100,000 Valley National Bancorp shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3570 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 0.0198% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Valley National Bancorp shares, roughly 20 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: 47.31% of net profits

Recently Valley National Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 47.31% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.51% 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 4.51% 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 4 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (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 9 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 $5.7607 up to $10.919. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

VLY.US volatility(beta: 1.32)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 1.3213. 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, trust, and asset-based lending support 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. The company operates 238 branches in New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Alabama. Valley National Bancorp was founded in 1927 and is based in New York, New York.

Frequently asked questions

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked provides guides and information on a range of products and services. Because our content is not financial advice, we suggest talking with a professional before you make any decision.

By submitting your comment or question, you agree to our Privacy and Cookies Policy and Terms of Use.

Questions and responses on are not provided, paid for or otherwise endorsed by any bank or brand. These banks and brands are not responsible for ensuring that comments are answered or accurate.
Go to site