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How to buy BancorpSouth Bank stock in Canada | $30.58

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BancorpSouth Bank
+$0.21 (+0.81%)

BancorpSouth Bank is a banks-regional business based in the US. BancorpSouth Bank stocks (BXS.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $28.59 – an increase of 3.07% over the previous week. BancorpSouth Bank employs 4,835 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1 billion.

How to buy BancorpSouth Bank stock in Canada

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BXS in this case.
  5. Research BancorpSouth Bank stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your BancorpSouth Bank stocks. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted BancorpSouth Bank's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, BancorpSouth Bank's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $30.58, which is 6.44% up on its pre-crash value of $28.61 and 77.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $17.24.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of BancorpSouth Bank stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $618.39 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,054.09.

BancorpSouth Bank stock price

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BancorpSouth Bank stocks at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$30.58
52-week range$17.7684 - $35.3672
50-day moving average $27.7197
200-day moving average $30.0795
Wall St. target price$33.8
PE ratio 9.3043
Dividend yield $0.755 (2.93%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.803

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Is it a good time to buy BancorpSouth Bank stock?

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BancorpSouth Bank price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $30.58

1 month (2021-06-30) 7.94%
3 months (2021-04-30) 3.35%

Is BancorpSouth Bank under- or over-valued?

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

BancorpSouth Bank's P/E ratio

BancorpSouth Bank's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, BancorpSouth Bank stocks trade at around 9x 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 stocks or simply that they're under-valued.

BancorpSouth Bank's PEG ratio

BancorpSouth Bank's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into BancorpSouth Bank's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BancorpSouth Bank financials

Revenue TTM USD$1 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.05%
Gross profit TTM USD$941.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.18%
Return on equity TTM 10.33%
Profit margin 28.98%
Book value $26.724
Market capitalisation USD$2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell BancorpSouth Bank stocks

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BXS.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 7.4 million BancorpSouth Bank stocks held short by investors – that's known as BancorpSouth Bank's "short interest". This figure is 19% up from 6.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting BancorpSouth Bank stocks can be evaluated.

BancorpSouth Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BancorpSouth Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BancorpSouth Bank stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BancorpSouth Bank stocks traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). BancorpSouth Bank's SIR currently stands at 7.11. In other words for every 100,000 BancorpSouth Bank stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 7110 stocks are currently held short.

However BancorpSouth Bank's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BancorpSouth Bank stocks, or, against the total number of tradable BancorpSouth Bank stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BancorpSouth Bank's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 BancorpSouth Bank stocks in existence, roughly 70 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0698% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable BancorpSouth Bank stocks, roughly 70 stocks are currently held short).

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

Find out more about how you can short BancorpSouth Bank stock.

BancorpSouth Bank stock dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.21% of net profits

Recently BancorpSouth Bank has paid out, on average, around 21.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.95% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BancorpSouth Bank shareholders could enjoy a 2.95% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BancorpSouth Bank's case, that would currently equate to about $0.755 per share.

While BancorpSouth Bank's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that BancorpSouth Bank is investing more in its future growth.

BancorpSouth Bank's most recent dividend payout was on 30 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 13 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have BancorpSouth Bank stocks ever split?

BancorpSouth Bank stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 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 BancorpSouth Bank stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for BancorpSouth Bank stocks which in turn could have impacted BancorpSouth Bank's stock price.

BancorpSouth Bank stock price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BancorpSouth Bank's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $17.7684 up to $35.3672. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BXS.US volatility(beta: 1.25)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BancorpSouth Bank's is 1.253. This would suggest that BancorpSouth Bank's stocks are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BancorpSouth Bank overview

BancorpSouth Bank provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. The company operates through Banking Services Group, Mortgage, Insurance Agencies, Wealth Management, and General Corporate and Other segments. It accepts various deposit products, including interest and noninterest bearing demand deposits, and saving and other time deposits. The company also provides commercial loans, including term loans, lines of credit, equipment and receivable financing, and agricultural loans; a range of short-to-medium term secured and unsecured commercial loans to businesses for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of equipment and machinery; and construction loans to real estate developers for the acquisition, development, and construction of residential subdivisions. In addition, it offers fixed and adjustable rate residential mortgage loans secured by owner-occupied property; construction loans; second mortgage loans; and home equity lines of credit, as well as non-residential consumer loans that consist of automobile, recreation vehicle, boat, personal, and deposit account secured loans, as well as issues credit cards. Further, the company operates as an agent for the sale of commercial lines of insurance; and offers a line of property and casualty, life, health, and employee benefits products and services. Additionally, it provides credit related products, trust and investment management, asset management, retirement and savings solutions, and estate planning and annuity products. As of March 4, 2021, the company operated through 305 full-service branch locations, as well mortgage, insurance, and loan production offices in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas; and an insurance location in Illinois. The company was formerly known as BancorpSouth, Inc. and changed its name to BancorpSouth Bank in October 2017. BancorpSouth Bank was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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