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How to buy WVS Financial stock

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WVS Financial Corp is a banks-regional business based in the US. WVS Financial shares (WVFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WVS Financial employs 24 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6 million.

How to buy shares in WVS Financial

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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 WVS Financial. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WVFC. 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 WVS Financial 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 WVS Financial, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of WVS Financial. 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.

WVS Financial share price

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WVS Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$12.712 - USD$16.2235
50-day moving average USD$14.9655
200-day moving average USD$14.2313
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 15.1616
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (2.62%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.99

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Is WVS Financial under- or over-valued?

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

WVS Financial's P/E ratio

WVS 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 15x. In other words, WVS Financial 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.

WVS Financial financials

Revenue TTM USD$6 million
Operating margin TTM 41.58%
Gross profit TTM USD$6.9 million
Return on assets TTM 0.52%
Return on equity TTM 4.6%
Profit margin 29.03%
Book value $21.966
Market capitalisation USD$28.6 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WVS Financial shares

There are currently 4,031 WVS Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as WVS Financial's "short interest". This figure is 10% down from 4,480 last month.

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

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

WVS Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WVS Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WVS Financial shares traded daily (recently around 619.20122887865). WVS Financial's SIR currently stands at 6.51. In other words for every 100,000 WVS Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6510 shares are currently held short.

However WVS Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WVS Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable WVS Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WVS Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WVS Financial shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0029% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WVS Financial shares, roughly 3 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against WVS Financial.

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

WVS Financial share dividends

48%

Dividend payout ratio: 47.64% of net profits

Recently WVS Financial has paid out, on average, around 47.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WVS Financial shareholders could enjoy a 2.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WVS Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

WVS Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 18 February 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 5 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have WVS Financial's shares ever split?

WVS Financial's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 26 May 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WVS Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WVS Financial shares which in turn could have impacted WVS Financial's share price.

WVS Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WVS Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $12.712 up to $16.2235. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WVFC.US volatility(beta: 0.65)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 WVS Financial's is 0.651. This would suggest that WVS Financial's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

WVS Financial overview

WVS Financial Corp. operates as the bank holding company for West View Savings Bank that provides various banking products and services to individuals and businesses. The company accepts various deposit products, such as regular savings accounts, demand accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, money market deposit accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as individual retirement account certificates. Its loan products include single-family and multi-family residential real estate loans; commercial real estate loans; construction loans; consumer loans, such as home equity loans, home equity lines of credit, loans secured by deposit accounts, and personal and education loans; commercial loans comprising loans secured by accounts receivable, marketable investment securities, business inventory and equipment, and related collaterals; and land acquisition and development loans. The company operates six offices in the North Hills suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WVS Financial Corp. was founded in 1993 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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