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How to buy Heritage Financial Corporation (HFWA) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Heritage Financial Corporation stocks.

Heritage Financial Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Heritage Financial Corporation stocks (HFWA.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $27.27 – a decrease of 3.43% over the previous week. Heritage Financial Corporation employs 813 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $271.3 million.

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Heritage Financial Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:HFWA)

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Heritage Financial Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-23.
Latest market close$24.19
52-week range$20.95 - $30.14
50-day moving average $24.76
200-day moving average $25.56
Wall St. target price$28.40
PE ratio 8.8173
Dividend yield $0.8 (3.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.84

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Is it a good time to buy Heritage Financial Corporation stock?

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Heritage Financial Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $24.19 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) -3.43%
1 month (2021-12-28) -0.45%
3 months (2021-10-28) -1.99%
6 months (2021-07-28) 2.67%
1 year (2021-01-28) -0.98%
2 years (2020-01-28) -7.88%
3 years (2019-01-28) 31.32
5 years (2017-01-27) 25.95

Is Heritage Financial Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Heritage Financial Corporation's P/E ratio

Heritage Financial 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 9x. In other words, Heritage Financial Corporation 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.

Heritage Financial Corporation's PEG ratio

Heritage Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.13. 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 Heritage Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Heritage Financial Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $271.3 million
Operating margin TTM 46.94%
Gross profit TTM $199.6 million
Return on assets TTM 1.47%
Return on equity TTM 12.42%
Profit margin 37.79%
Book value $24.13
Market capitalisation $880.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Heritage Financial Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 28.5% of net profits

Recently Heritage Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 28.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Heritage Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Heritage Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

While Heritage Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Heritage Financial Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Heritage Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 16 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 1 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Heritage Financial Corporation's shares ever split?

Heritage Financial Corporation's shares were split on 27 September 2005.

Heritage Financial Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Heritage Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.95 up to $30.1384. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HFWA.US volatility(beta: 0.71)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 Heritage Financial Corporation's is 0.7106. This would suggest that Heritage Financial Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Heritage Financial Corporation overview

Heritage Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank that provides various financial services to small and medium sized businesses and individuals in the United States. The company accepts various deposit products, such as noninterest demand deposits, interest bearing demand deposits, money market accounts, savings accounts, personal checking accounts, and certificates of deposit. Its loan portfolio includes commercial and industrial loans, owner-occupied and non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans, one-to-four family residential loans, real estate construction and land development loans, consumer loans, commercial business loans, lines of credit, term equipment financing, and term real estate loans, as well as commercial business loans to a range of businesses in industries that include real estate and rental and leasing, healthcare, accommodation and food services, retail trade, and construction. The company also originates loans that are guaranteed by the U. S. Small Business Administration; and offers trust services, as well as objective advice. As of January 07, 2021, it had a network of 61 banking offices located in Washington and Oregon.

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