The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Premier Financial Bancorp. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 5.60 % over the last twelve months. Growth in EPS is an important measure of administration performance because it shows how much money Premier Financial Bancorp is making for it’s investors or shareholders.



Premier Financial Bancorp is part of the banking industry and is in the financial services sector. The company CEO is Robert W. Walker. Premier Financial Bancorp Inc is a multi-bank holding company. It focuses on providing quality community banking services to individuals and small-to-medium sized businesses.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The PFBI shares had a previous change of 1.05% which opened at 16.17 and closed at 16.33. It moved to an intraday high of 16.65 and a low of 16.06.

PR Newswire:  Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, PFBI shares returned 6.18% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.68%. Over three months, it changed -8.70%. In one year it has changed 5.95% and within that year its 52-week high was 21.40 and its 52-week low was 13.43. PFBI stock is 21.62% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 17.58 and a 50 day moving average of 17.09. Right now, PFBI stock is trading -7.10% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter Dividend

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $238.7m with 14.6m shares outstanding and a float of 13.1m shares. Trading volume was 11,565 shares and has experienced an average volume of 17,962 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Premier Financial Bancorp was 1.11 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 14.71.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.37
06-30-2018:  0.32
03-31-2018:  0.48
12-31-2017:  0.36



The dividend per share is currently 0.60, which is a dividend yield of 3.67%.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 11.30% of insider ownership and 42.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 0, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 0.00.

I calculated the beta to be 0.75

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 9.87%, return on assets is 1.20%, profit margin is 26.76%, price-to-sales is 4.35 and price-to-book is 1.26.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 0  : Growth Expectations Result
 4  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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