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How to buy Bank First Corporation (BFC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Bank First Corporation stocks.

Bank First Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Bank First Corporation stocks (BFC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $69.45 – a decrease of 1.94% over the previous week. Bank First Corporation employs 302 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $111.7 million.

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Is it a good time to buy Bank First Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Bank First Corporation's stock price?

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

Its last market close was $71.64, which is 11.84% up on its pre-crash value of $63.16 and 64.18% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $43.6346.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bank First Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $780.57 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 $1,141.23.

Bank First Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:BFC)

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Bank First Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-11.
Latest market close$71.64
52-week range$64.95 - $75.75
50-day moving average $71.65
200-day moving average $70.76
Wall St. target price$80.00
PE ratio 12.362
Dividend yield $0.84 (1.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.94

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Bank First Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $71.64 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -1.94%
1 month (2021-12-16) 1.63%
3 months (2021-10-15) 1.95%
6 months (2021-07-16) 2.34%
1 year (2021-01-15) 5.54%
2 years (2020-01-16) 7.25%
3 years (2019-01-16) 49.28%
5 years (2017-01-13) 110.40%

Is Bank First Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Bank First Corporation's P/E ratio

Bank First Corporation'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, Bank First Corporation 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.

Bank First Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $111.7 million
Operating margin TTM 56.22%
Gross profit TTM $103.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.67%
Return on equity TTM 15.24%
Profit margin 41%
Book value $41.26
Market capitalisation $560.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Bank First Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.16% of net profits

Recently Bank First Corporation has paid out, on average, around 19.16% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.2% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Bank First Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.2% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Bank First Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.

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

Bank First Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Bank First Corporation's shares ever split?

Bank First Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 October 2002. 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 Bank First Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Bank First Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Bank First Corporation's share price.

Bank First Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Bank First Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $64.9453 up to $75.7466. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Bank First Corporation's is 0.3269. This would suggest that Bank First Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Bank First Corporation overview

Bank First Corporation operates as a holding company for Bank First N. A. that provides consumer and commercial financial services to businesses, professionals, and consumers in Wisconsin. The company offers checking, savings, money market, cash management, retirement, and health savings accounts; other time deposits; certificates of deposit; and residential mortgage products. The company's loan products include real estate loans, including commercial real estate, residential mortgage, and home equity loans; commercial and industrial loans for working capital, accounts receivable, inventory financing, and other business purposes; construction and development loans; residential 1-4 family loans; and consumer loans for personal and household purposes, including secured and unsecured installment loans. It also provides credit cards; ATM processing; insurance; data processing and information technology; investment and safekeeping; treasury management; and online, telephone, and mobile banking services. It operates through 22 offices in Manitowoc, Outagamie, Brown, Winnebago, Sheboygan, Waupaca, Ozaukee, Monroe, and Jefferson counties in Wisconsin.

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