How to buy First Republic Bank shares | $129.63

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First Republic Bank (FRC) is a leading banks-regional business based in the US. It opened the day at $128.86 after a previous close of $130.32. During the day the price has varied from a low of $128.73 to a high of $130.39. The latest price was $129.63 (25 minute delay). First Republic Bank is listed on the NYSE and employs 5,294 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in First Republic Bank

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: FRC in this case.
  5. Research First Republic Bank shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your First Republic Bank shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted First Republic Bank's share price?

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

Its last market close was $125.92, which is 7.39% up on its pre-crash value of $116.62 and 79.73% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $70.06.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of First Republic Bank shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $673.60 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 $1,121.95.

First Republic Bank share price

Use our graph to track the performance of FRC stocks over time.

First Republic Bank shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$128.86
High$130.39
Low$128.73
Close$129.63
Previous close$130.32
Change $-0.69
Change % -0.529%
Volume 610,656
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$77.1517 - $142.14
50-day moving average $133.1455
200-day moving average $118.5869
Wall St. target price$135.45
PE ratio 25.0946
Dividend yield $0.8 (0.57%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.6
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy First Republic Bank stock?

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First Republic Bank price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $129.63

1 week (2021-01-14) -17.98%
1 month (2020-12-22) -5.14%
3 months (2020-10-22) -0.76%
6 months (2020-07-22) 14.51%
1 year (2020-01-21) 10.68%
2 years (2019-01-18) 35.00%
3 years (2018-01-19) 44.15%
5 years (2016-01-21) 102.71%

Is First Republic Bank under- or over-valued?

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

First Republic Bank's P/E ratio

First Republic Bank's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, First Republic Bank shares trade at around 25x 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 Republic Bank's PEG ratio

First Republic Bank's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.65. 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 First Republic Bank's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

First Republic Bank financials

Revenue TTM $3.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 36.49%
Gross profit TTM $3.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.83%
Return on equity TTM 9.77%
Profit margin 28.33%
Book value $56.332
Market capitalisation $24.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell First Republic Bank shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "FRC.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 2.5 million First Republic Bank shares held short by investors – that's known as First Republic Bank's "short interest". This figure is 26.4% down from 3.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting First Republic Bank shares can be evaluated.

First Republic Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

First Republic Bank's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of First Republic Bank shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of First Republic Bank shares traded daily (recently around 792896.84542587). First Republic Bank's SIR currently stands at 3.17. In other words for every 100,000 First Republic Bank shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3170 shares are currently held short.

However First Republic Bank's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of First Republic Bank shares, or, against the total number of tradable First Republic Bank shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case First Republic Bank's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 First Republic Bank shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0147% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable First Republic Bank shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against First Republic Bank.

Find out more about how you can short First Republic Bank stock.

First Republic Bank's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like First Republic Bank.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

First Republic Bank's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28.56

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and First Republic Bank's overall score of 28.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 41st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like First Republic Bank is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

First Republic Bank's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.41/100

First Republic Bank's environmental score of 8.41 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that First Republic Bank is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

First Republic Bank's social score

Social score: 14.96/100

First Republic Bank's social score of 14.96 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that First Republic Bank is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

First Republic Bank's governance score

Governance score: 14.19/100

First Republic Bank's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that First Republic Bank is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

First Republic Bank's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, First Republic Bank scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that First Republic Bank has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

First Republic Bank was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28.56
Total ESG percentile 41.14
Environmental score 8.41
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 14.96
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 14.19
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 1

First Republic Bank share dividends

14%

Dividend payout ratio: 14.11% of net profits

Recently First Republic Bank has paid out, on average, around 14.11% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.57% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), First Republic Bank shareholders could enjoy a 0.57% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In First Republic Bank's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.

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

First Republic Bank's most recent dividend payout was on 12 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

First Republic Bank share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, First Republic Bank's shares have ranged in value from as little as $77.1517 up to $142.14. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

FRC.US volatility(beta: 1.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while First Republic Bank's is 1.0488. This would suggest that First Republic Bank'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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First Republic Bank overview

First Republic Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides private banking, private business banking, real estate lending, and wealth management services to clients in metropolitan areas in the United States. It operates through two segments, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The company accepts deposit products, such as checking, money market checking, savings, passbook deposits, and individual retirement accounts, as well as certificates of deposit. It also offers a range of lending products that comprise residential mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit, multifamily loans, commercial real estate loans, personal loans, business loans, construction loans, and smaller loans and lines of credit to businesses and individuals. The company's loans are secured by single family residences, multifamily buildings, and commercial real estate properties. In addition, it provides wealth management services, which include various investment strategies and products, online investment management services, trust and custody services, online brokerage, financial and estate planning, and access to alternative investments, as well as investing, insurance, and foreign exchange services; and treasury services. Additionally, the company offers online and mobile banking services; student loan refinancing services; and ATM and debit cards. As of December 31, 2019, the company offered its services through 89 offices, including 78 licensed deposit-taking offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, and San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; Palm Beach, Florida; Greenwich, Connecticut; New York, New York; Jackson; and Wyoming, as well as 11 offices that provided lending, wealth management, and trust services. First Republic Bank was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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