Investar Holding Corporation trades as part of the financial services sector and is part of the banking industry. The company CEO is John Joseph D’Angelo. Investar Holding Corp is a financial holding company. It is engaged in offering commercial and retail lending products throughout market areas, including business loans to small to medium-sized businesses as well as loans to individuals.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The ISTR shares had a previous change of 0.51% which opened at 23.76 and closed at 23.74. It moved to an intraday high of 23.95 and a low of 23.57.

SeekingAlpha:  Investar beats by $0.01, misses on revenue

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, ISTR shares returned 1.67% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.51%. Over three months, it changed 0.11%. In one year it has changed -12.06% and within that year its 52 week high was 29.90 and its 52 week low was 19.49. ISTR stock is 21.82% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 24.43 and a 50 day moving average of 23.19. Right now, ISTR stock is trading -2.81% below its 200 day moving average and may be a great opportunity to buy, but should check other technical indicators to confirm a buy signal.

SeekingAlpha:  Investar beats by $0.01, misses on revenue

Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $238.2m with 10.0m shares outstanding and a float of 9.3m shares. Trading volume was 14,818 shares and has experienced an average volume of 10,137 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 Investar Holding Corporation was 1.39 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.08. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.44. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 1.66 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 1.54).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 04-24-2019: 0.40
4thQtr 2018Reported 01-28-2019: 0.34
3rdQtr 2018Reported 10-25-2018: 0.41
2ndQtr 2018Reported 07-25-2018: 0.39
1stQtr 2018Reported 04-25-2018: 0.25

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 24.62, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 3.58%.

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Investar Holding Corporation; 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 16.60% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 7.60% of insider ownership and 71.80% of institutional ownership.

The beta was calculated to be 0.17.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 0.84%, profit margin is 18.46%, price-to-sales is 2.89 and price-to-book is 1.17.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 1  : 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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