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Meridian Bancorp is a banks-regional business based in the US. Meridian Bancorp stocks (EBSB.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Meridian Bancorp employs 478 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $198.6 million.
|52-week range||$14.45 - $25.72|
|50-day moving average||$21.83|
|200-day moving average||$20.27|
|Wall St. target price||$25.00|
|Dividend yield||$0.38 (1.54%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.52|
Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
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|1 week (2022-01-18)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-12-25)||N/A|
|3 months (2021-10-29)||-100.00%|
|6 months (2021-07-29)||-100.00%|
|1 year (2021-01-29)||-100.00%|
|2 years (2020-01-28)||-100.00%|
|3 years (2019-01-28)||-100.00%|
|5 years (2017-01-27)||-100.00%|
Valuing Meridian Bancorp stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Meridian Bancorp's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Meridian Bancorp'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, Meridian Bancorp 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.
Meridian Bancorp's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.96. 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 Meridian Bancorp's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$198.6 million|
|Operating margin TTM||52.89%|
|Gross profit TTM||$183.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.19%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.13%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Dividend payout ratio: 23.52% of net profits
Recently Meridian Bancorp has paid out, on average, around 23.52% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.91% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Meridian Bancorp shareholders could enjoy a 1.91% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Meridian Bancorp's case, that would currently equate to about $0.38 per share.
While Meridian Bancorp's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Meridian Bancorp is investing more in its future growth.
Meridian Bancorp's most recent dividend payout was on 4 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Meridian Bancorp's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 July 2014. 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 Meridian Bancorp shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Meridian Bancorp shares which in turn could have impacted Meridian Bancorp's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Meridian Bancorp's shares have ranged in value from as little as $14.4507 up to $25.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Meridian Bancorp's is 1.0614. This would suggest that Meridian Bancorp'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).
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