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How to buy BankUnited (BKU) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in BankUnited stocks.

BankUnited (BKU) is a leading banks-regional business based in the US. It opened the day at $45.29 after a previous close of $45.65. During the day the price has varied from a low of $44.82 to a high of $47.23. The latest price was $46.76 (25 minute delay). BankUnited is listed on the NYSE and employs 1,465 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – BKU – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

BankUnited stock price (NYSE:BKU)

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BankUnited shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-16.
Previous close$45.65
Change $1.11
Change % 2.4315%
Volume 416,517
Information last updated 2022-01-17.
52-week range$33.29 - $49.63
50-day moving average $42.47
200-day moving average $42.94
Wall St. target price$46.77
PE ratio 11.5549
Dividend yield $0.92 (1.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.01

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Is it a good time to buy BankUnited stock?

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BankUnited price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.76 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) 0.84%
1 month (2021-12-21) 13.74%
3 months (2021-10-21) 10.28%
6 months (2021-07-21) 18.08%
1 year (2021-01-21) 27.34%
2 years (2020-01-21) 33.94%
3 years (2019-01-18) 37.98%
5 years (2017-01-20) 30.76%

Is BankUnited under- or over-valued?

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

BankUnited's P/E ratio

BankUnited'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, BankUnited 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.

BankUnited's PEG ratio

BankUnited's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.05. 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 BankUnited's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

BankUnited financials

Revenue TTM $975.9 million
Operating margin TTM 53.31%
Gross profit TTM $706.5 million
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM 12.6%
Profit margin 38.47%
Book value $34.39
Market capitalisation $4.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

BankUnited share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 23.1% of net profits

Recently BankUnited has paid out, on average, around 23.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), BankUnited shareholders could enjoy a 1.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In BankUnited's case, that would currently equate to about $0.92 per share.

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

BankUnited's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

BankUnited share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BankUnited's shares have ranged in value from as little as $33.293 up to $49.6287. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BKU.US volatility(beta: 1.29)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BankUnited's is 1.2899. This would suggest that BankUnited's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

BankUnited overview

BankUnited, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for BankUnited, a national banking association that provides a range of banking services in the United States. The company offers deposit products, such as checking, money market deposit, and savings accounts; certificates of deposit; and treasury and cash management services. Its loans portfolio includes commercial loans, including equipment loans, secured and unsecured lines of credit, formula-based loans, owner-occupied commercial real estate term loans and lines of credit, mortgage warehouse lines, letters of credit, small business administration and U. S. department of agriculture product offerings, export-import bank financing products, trade finance, and business acquisition finance credit facilities; commercial real estate loans; residential mortgages; and other consumer loans. The company also offers online, mobile, and telephone banking services.

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