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People’s United Financial Inc.: Is PBCT Stock Worth Buying?

The trading price of People’s United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) closed lower on Tuesday, October 12, closing at $17.67, -0.39% lower than its previous close.

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Traders who pay close attention to intraday price movement should know that it fluctuated between $17.56 and $17.81. The company’s P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period was 24.99, while its 5Y monthly beta was 1.13. In examining the 52-week price action we see that the stock hit a 52-week high of $19.62 and a 52-week low of $10.23. Over the past month, the stock has gained 9.48% in value.


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People’s United Financial Inc., whose market valuation is $7.55 billion at the time of this writing, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Oct 21, 2021. The dividend yield on the company stock is 4.13%, while its Forward Dividend ratio is 0.73. Investors’ optimism about the company’s current quarter earnings report is understandable. Analysts have predicted the quarterly earnings per share to grow by $0.33 per share this quarter, however they have predicted annual earnings per share of $1.44 for 2021 and $1.29 for 2022. It means analysts are expecting annual earnings per share growth of 13.40% this year and -10.40% next year.

Analysts have forecast the company to bring in revenue of $479.54 million for the current quarter, with the likely lows of $475 million and highs of $487.31 million. The average estimate suggests sales will likely down by -5.30% this quarter compared to what was recorded in the comparable quarter last year. From the analysts’ viewpoint, the consensus estimate for the company’s annual revenue in 2021 is $1.93 billion. The company’s revenue is forecast to grow by 6.40% over what it did in 2021.

A company’s earnings reviews provide a brief indication of a stock’s direction in the short term, where in the case of People’s United Financial Inc. 1 upward and no downward comments were posted in the last 7 days. On the technical side, indicators suggest PBCT has a 100% Buy on average for the short term. According to the data of the stock’s medium term indicators, the stock is currently averaging as a 50% Sell, while an average of long term indicators suggests that the stock is currently 100% Buy.

Here is the average analyst rating on the stock as represented by 1.00 to 5.00, with the extremes of 1.00 and 5.00 suggesting the stock should be considered as either strong buy or strong sell respectively. The number of analysts that have assigned PBCT a recommendation rating is 10. Out of them, 10 rate it a Hold, while 0 recommend Buy, whereas 0 assign an Overweight rating. 0 analyst(s) have tagged People’s United Financial Inc. (PBCT) as Underweight, while 0 advise Sell. Analysts have rated the stock Hold, likely urging investors to take advantage of the opportunity to add to their holdings of the company’s shares.

If we dig deeper into the stock’s outlook, we see that the stock’s PEG is 1.82, which symbolizes a positive outlook. A quick review shows that PBCT’s price is currently 3.90% off the SMA20 and 7.03% off the SMA50. The RSI metric on the 14-day chart is currently showing 59.87, and weekly volatility stands at 1.94%. When measured over the past 30 days, the indicator reaches 2.61%. People’s United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT)’s beta value is currently sitting at 1.14, while the Average True Range indicator is currently displaying 0.44. With analysts defining $16.00-$20.50 as the low and high price targets, we arrive at a consensus price target of $18.83 for the trailing 12-month period. The current price is about 9.45% off the estimated low and -16.02% off the forecast high, based on this estimate. Investors will be thrilled if PBCT’s share price rises to $19.00, which is the median consensus price. At that level, PBCT’s share price would be -7.53% below current price.

To see how People’s United Financial Inc. stock has been performing in comparison to its peers in the industry, here are the numbers: PBCT stock’s performance was -0.39% in the latest trading, and 62.11% in the past year, while JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) has traded -0.77% on the day and positioned 61.42% higher than it was a year ago. Another comparable company Bank of America Corporation (BAC) saw its stock close -0.55% lower in the most recent trading session but was up 69.55% in a year. Furthermore, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) showed an increase of 0.40% on the day while its price kept inclining at 44.84% over the past year. People’s United Financial Inc. has a P/E ratio of 24.99, compared to JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s 11.03 and Bank of America Corporation’s 14.57. Also in last trading session, the S&P 500 Index has plunged -0.24%, while the Dow Jones Industrial also saw a negative session, down -0.34% on the day.

An evaluation of the daily trading volume of People’s United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) indicates that the 3-month average is 3.49 million.

Currently, records show that 421.10 million of the company’s shares remain outstanding. The insiders hold 0.50% of outstanding shares, whereas institutions hold 73.90%. However, since the stock’s price has seen 36.66% year-to-date, investors’ interest is likely to be reignited due to its potential to move even higher.

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