Home Sectors Financial Services Buy or Sell: Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ: CBSH)

Buy or Sell: Commerce Bancshares (NASDAQ: CBSH)


Commerce Bancshares is in the banking industry and is part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is John Kemper. Commerce Bancshares Inc is engaged in banking business, providing a range of retail, corporate, investment, trust, and asset management products and services to individuals and businesses.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CBSH stock showed a previous change of 0.20% with an open at 60.54 and a close of 60.62. It reached an intraday high of 60.86 and a low of 60.11.

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The stock has a market cap of $6.7b with 111.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 107.9m shares. Trading volume reached 398,090 shares compared to its average volume of 484,338 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Commerce Bancshares shares returned -0.41% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.99%. Over three months, it changed -3.08%. In one year it has changed 12.89% and within that year its 52-week high was 69.10 and its 52-week low was 53.40. CBSH stock is 13.52% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 62.03 and a 50 day moving average of 59.17. Currently CBSH stock is trading -2.27% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.78 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.04. Based on 8 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.95. The TTM EPS is 3.78, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.04. Historically, the PE high was 25.10 and the PE low was 14.60. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 55.18, which is a decrease of -8.98%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.96
09-30-2018:  0.98
06-30-2018:  0.96
03-31-2018:  0.88

The dividend per share is currently 1.04, which is a dividend yield of 1.72%. Also, the payout ratio is 27.51%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 37.24, which means it may be overvalued by -62.79%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.20% of insider ownership and 89.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.72

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.85%, return on assets is 1.69%, profit margin is 31.58%, price-to-sales is 4.85 and price-to-book is 2.42.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.