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How to buy Community West Bancshares (CWBC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Community West Bancshares stocks.

Community West Bancshares is a banks-regional business based in the US. Community West Bancshares stocks (CWBC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $13.49 – an increase of 1.53% over the previous week. Community West Bancshares employs 123 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $45.5 million.

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Community West Bancshares stock price (NASDAQ:CWBC)

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Community West Bancshares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$13.91
52-week range$8.55 - $14.47
50-day moving average $13.22
200-day moving average $13.04
Wall St. target price$15.00
PE ratio 9.318
Dividend yield $0.25 (2.03%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.48

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Is it a good time to buy Community West Bancshares stock?

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Community West Bancshares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $13.91 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-14) 0.80%
1 month (2021-12-21) 4.04%
3 months (2021-10-21) 5.94%
6 months (2021-07-21) 7.16%
1 year (2021-01-21) 58.05%
2 years (2020-01-21) 24.20%
3 years (2019-01-18) 37.79%
5 years (2017-01-20) 51.20%

Is Community West Bancshares under- or over-valued?

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

Community West Bancshares's P/E ratio

Community West Bancshares'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, Community West Bancshares shares 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 shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Community West Bancshares financials

Revenue TTM $45.5 million
Operating margin TTM 40.73%
Gross profit TTM $39.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.18%
Return on equity TTM 13.84%
Profit margin 28.22%
Book value $11.46
Market capitalisation $118.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Community West Bancshares share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 17.04% of net profits

Recently Community West Bancshares has paid out, on average, around 17.04% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.03% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Community West Bancshares shareholders could enjoy a 2.03% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Community West Bancshares's case, that would currently equate to about $0.25 per share.

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

Community West Bancshares's most recent dividend payout was on 29 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Community West Bancshares's shares ever split?

Community West Bancshares's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 March 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 Community West Bancshares shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Community West Bancshares shares which in turn could have impacted Community West Bancshares's share price.

Community West Bancshares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Community West Bancshares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.5531 up to $14.4683. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CWBC.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Community West Bancshares's is 1.0603. This would suggest that Community West Bancshares's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Community West Bancshares overview

Community West Bancshares operates as the bank holding company for Community West Bank, N. A. that provides various financial products and services in California. The company offers deposit products, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and fixed rate and fixed maturity certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial, commercial real estate, consumer, manufactured housing, and small business administration loans, as well as agricultural loans for real estate and operating lines; home equity lines of credit collateralized by residential real estate; single family real estate loans; and installment loans consisting of automobile and general-purpose loans. The company serves small to medium-sized businesses and their owners, professionals, high-net worth individuals, and non-profit organizations. It operates through a network of seven branch banking offices in Goleta, Oxnard, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, and Ventura.

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