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How to buy Investar Holding Corporation (ISTR) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Investar Holding Corporation stocks.

Investar Holding Corporation is a banks-regional business based in the US. Investar Holding Corporation stocks (ISTR.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $21.82 – an increase of 2.94% over the previous week. Investar Holding Corporation employs 348 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $69.1 million.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Investar Holding Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Investar Holding Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $18.89, which is 15.97% down on its pre-crash value of $22.48 and 122.50% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $8.49.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Investar Holding Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $419.67 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 $857.04.

Investar Holding Corporation stock price (NASDAQ:ISTR)

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Investar Holding Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$18.89
52-week range$15.43 - $23.42
50-day moving average $18.13
200-day moving average $20.88
Wall St. target price$22.38
PE ratio 36.6085
Dividend yield $0.29 (1.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.52

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Investar Holding Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $18.89 from 2022-01-18

1 week (2022-01-12) 2.94%
1 month (2021-12-17) 7.94%
3 months (2021-10-19) 1.12%
6 months (2021-07-19) -14.14%
1 year (2021-01-19) 11.18%
2 years (2020-01-17) -21.16%
3 years (2019-01-18) 23.02
5 years (2017-01-19) 19.45

Is Investar Holding Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Investar Holding Corporation's P/E ratio

Investar Holding 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 37x. In other words, Investar Holding Corporation shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Investar Holding Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $69.1 million
Operating margin TTM 13.78%
Gross profit TTM $74.5 million
Return on assets TTM 0.22%
Return on equity TTM 2.37%
Profit margin 8.11%
Book value $22.85
Market capitalisation $195.4 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Investar Holding Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 88.57% of net profits

Recently Investar Holding Corporation has paid out, on average, around 88.57% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Investar Holding Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Investar Holding Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.29 per share.

Investar Holding Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Investar Holding Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 30 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Investar Holding Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Investar Holding Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.4281 up to $23.4168. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISTR.US volatility(beta: 0.67)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 Investar Holding Corporation's is 0.6685. This would suggest that Investar Holding Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Investar Holding Corporation overview

Investar Holding Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Investar Bank that provides a range of commercial banking products to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in South Louisiana. The company offers various deposit products and services, such as savings, checking, money market, and individual retirement accounts, as well as various certificates of deposit; debit cards; and mobile banking services. It also provides commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans, including working capital lines of credit and equipment loans; loans for the construction of commercial projects, and single family residential and multifamily properties; one-to-four family residential real estate lending, such as second mortgage loans; consumer loans, such as secured and unsecured installment and term loans, home equity loans and lines of credit, and auto loans, as well as loans for personal, family, and household purposes. In addition, the company offers cash management products, including remote deposit capture, virtual vault, electronic statements, positive pay, ACH origination and wire transfer, investment sweep accounts, and business Internet banking services. Further, it provides various other banking services, such as cashiers' checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, night depository, bank-by-mail, automated teller machine, interactive teller machines, merchant card, and mobile wallet payment services. The company operates through a network of 24 full service branches. Investar Holding Corporation was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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