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How to buy First Citizens BancShares (FCNCA) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in First Citizens BancShares stocks.

First Citizens BancShares is a banks-regional business based in the US. First Citizens BancShares stocks (FCNCA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $769.52 – an increase of 0.54% over the previous week. First Citizens BancShares employs 6,451 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.9 billion.

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First Citizens BancShares stock price (NASDAQ:FCNCA)

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First Citizens BancShares shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$897.89
52-week range$570.60 - $947.71
50-day moving average $838.52
200-day moving average $841.56
Wall St. target price$1,025.00
PE ratio 16.3568
Dividend yield $1.88 (0.21%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $55.39

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Is it a good time to buy First Citizens BancShares stock?

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First Citizens BancShares price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $897.89 from 2022-01-19

1 week (2022-01-13) 0.54%
1 month (2021-12-20) 8.84%
3 months (2021-10-20) 5.31%
6 months (2021-07-20) 17.99%
1 year (2021-01-20) 38.75%
2 years (2020-01-17) 69.14%
3 years (2019-01-18) 115.22%
5 years (2017-01-20) 149.75%

Is First Citizens BancShares under- or over-valued?

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

First Citizens BancShares's P/E ratio

First Citizens 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 16x. In other words, First Citizens BancShares shares trade at around 16x 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.

First Citizens BancShares financials

Revenue TTM $1.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 39.75%
Gross profit TTM $1.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.07%
Return on equity TTM 12.99%
Profit margin 28.94%
Book value $432.07
Market capitalisation $14.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

First Citizens BancShares share dividends

4%

Dividend payout ratio: 3.51% of net profits

Recently First Citizens BancShares has paid out, on average, around 3.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.21% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Citizens BancShares shareholders could enjoy a 0.21% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Citizens BancShares's case, that would currently equate to about $1.88 per share.

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

First Citizens 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 8 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Citizens BancShares share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Citizens BancShares's shares have ranged in value from as little as $570.5953 up to $947.71. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FCNCA.US volatility(beta: 1.14)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 First Citizens BancShares's is 1.1429. This would suggest that First Citizens 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).

First Citizens BancShares overview

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company that provides retail and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and professionals. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, money market, and time deposit accounts. Its loan product portfolio comprises commercial construction and land development, commercial mortgage, commercial and industrial, and lease financing loans, as well as small business administration paycheck protection program loans; and consumer loans, such as residential and revolving mortgage, construction and land development, consumer auto, and other consumer loans. The company also offers treasury services products, cardholder and merchant services, wealth management services, and various other products and services; investment products, including annuities, discount brokerage services, and third-party mutual funds, as well as investment management and advisory services; and defined benefit and defined contribution, insurance, private banking, trust, fiduciary, philanthropy, and special asset services. The company provides its products and services through its branch network, as well as through digital banking, telephone banking, and various ATM networks. As of December 31, 2020, it operated 542 branches in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and West Virginia.

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