Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) went up by 1.84% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $21.63. The company’s stock price has collected 5.09% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/23/20 that Sterling Bancorp Announces Portfolio Sales and Provides Update on Loan Deferral Trends
Is It Worth Investing in Sterling Bancorp (NYSE :STL) Right Now?
Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 7.36 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for STL is at 1.67. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 11 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for Sterling Bancorp declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 1 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $15.33, which is $4.81 above the current price. STL currently public float of 192.56M and currently shorts hold a 3.61% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of STL was 2.65M shares.
STL’s Market Performance
STL stocks went up by 5.09% for the week, with a monthly drop of -9.85% and a quarterly performance of -4.62%, while its annual performance rate touched -45.97%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.09% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 4.90% for Sterling Bancorp. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -4.62% for STL stocks with a simple moving average of -23.77% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of STL
Maxim Group, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see STL reach a price target of $30, previously predicting the price at $36. The rating they have provided for STL stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on July 26th, 2019.
B. Riley FBR gave a rating of “Buy” to STL, setting the target price at $26 in the report published on July 16th of the previous year.
STL Trading at -8.70% from the 50-Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought STL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -51.36% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 4.90%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.09%, as shares sank -9.47% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.88% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, STL rose by +5.09%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -50.21% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $10.97. In addition, Sterling Bancorp saw -50.09% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at STL starting from GEISEL THOMAS X, who sale 7,927 shares at the price of $11.46 back on Jul 30. After this action, GEISEL THOMAS X now owns 27,172 shares of Sterling Bancorp, valued at $90,843 using the latest closing price.
Nazemetz Patricia M, the Director of Sterling Bancorp, purchase 450 shares at $11.06 during a trade that took place back on May 18, which means that Nazemetz Patricia M is holding 11,282 shares at $4,977 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for STL
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +41.18 for the present operating margin
The net margin for Sterling Bancorp stands at +32.42. The total capital return value is set at 6.32, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.29. Equity return is now at value 6.60, with 0.90 for asset returns.
Based on Sterling Bancorp (STL), the company’s capital structure generated 66.33 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 39.88. Total debt to assets is 9.82, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 34.00. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 19.82.
When we switch over and look at the enterrpise to sales, we see a ratio of 5.43, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.42. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.02.