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How to buy First National Corporation (FXNC) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in First National Corporation stocks.

First National Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. First National Corporation stocks (FXNC.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $21.6 – a decrease of 0.52% over the previous week. First National Corporation employs 0 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $42.8 million.

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

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

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

Its last market close was $23, which is 12.13% up on its pre-crash value of $20.21 and 64.17% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $14.0101.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of First National Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $763.57 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 $1,139.65.

First National Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:FXNC)

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First National Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$23.00
52-week range$16.40 - $23.71
50-day moving average $22.83
200-day moving average $21.07
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 10.6814
Dividend yield $0.47 (2.08%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.17

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First National Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $23 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) -0.52%
1 month (2021-12-16) 4.07%
3 months (2021-10-15) 1.46%
6 months (2021-07-16) 6.38%
1 year (2021-01-14) 30.83%
2 years (2020-01-16) 10.84%
3 years (2019-01-15) 27.07%
5 years (2017-01-13) 77.33%

Is First National Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

First National Corporation's P/E ratio

First National 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 11x. In other words, First National Corporation shares trade at around 11x 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 National Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $42.8 million
Operating margin TTM 38.67%
Gross profit TTM $34.7 million
Return on assets TTM 0.99%
Return on equity TTM 11.38%
Profit margin 26.48%
Book value $18.78
Market capitalisation $144.5 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

First National Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 24.6% of net profits

Recently First National Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24.6% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.08% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First National Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.08% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First National Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.47 per share.

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

First National Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have First National Corporation's shares ever split?

First National Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 May 2005. 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 First National Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for First National Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted First National Corporation's share price.

First National Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First National Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $16.3957 up to $23.7055. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FXNC.US volatility(beta: 0.53)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 National Corporation's is 0.5342. This would suggest that First National Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

First National Corporation overview

First National Corporation operates as the bank holding company for First Bank that provides various commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses, individuals, estates, local governmental entities, and non-profit organizations in Virginia. The company's deposit products include checking, savings, money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and treasury management solutions. Its loan products comprise construction loans, including residential, land acquisition, and development loans; 1-4 family residential real estate loans; and commercial real estate loans that are secured by various types of commercial real estate, including multi-family residential buildings, office and retail buildings, hotels, industrial buildings, and religious facilities. The company's loan products also include commercial and industrial loans that are secured by business assets, such as accounts receivable, equipment, and inventory; home equity loans; and secured and unsecured consumer loans, such as lines of credit, automobile loans, deposit account loans, and installment and demand loans. In addition, it provides wealth management services, including estate planning, investment management of assets, trustee under an agreement, trustee under a will, and estate settlement. Further, the company offers title insurance and investment services; and holds other real estate owned and office sites, as well as provides internet and mobile banking, remote deposit capture, and other traditional banking services. It serves customers through 14 bank branch offices, a loan production office, and a customer service center, as well as through a network of ATMs.

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